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Piers Gough’s ‘extrovert and ostentatious’ home for Janet Street-Porter listed

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This was arguably the most widely published domestic project of the decade, due in part to Janet's profile, but also due to the radical approach to form and materials. Ironically, Margaret Hodge MP, who was then the Chair of Islington Planning was minded to refuse the application until the public mood of the planning chamber got behind the scheme and it was approved. It was also my first significant project after graduation in the role as project architect. Janet, Piers, and the Contractor Mike di Marco had all studied together at the AA and the strength of the project is due in large part to the shared trust and aspirations of all involved. It was a privilege but play a part in this project, and the recognition is well deserved. Chris Roche / Founder 11.04 Architects.

Posted date

6 February, 2018

Posted time

11:40 am

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