Lynch Architects

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Kelross Road N5

This small house sits on a quiet road in Highbury, close to a large modern Roman Catholic Church and primary school, in the backlands of some rather grand Victorian Houses. The house is 37m2, the minimum area required for a 1 bedroom 1 person dwelling house (our client is a single, older person). A large mature tree sits in the north west corner, and the plan is staggered in relation to the presence of the trunk, and the roots beneath the garden. Long, west-facing roof lights will ensure that whilst the street facade is largely mute and closed, the interior will be washed with daylight and sunlight. Clad in oak, with zinc roofs, the facades are designed to weather like garden fences, creating a discrete and subtle presence on the street, the ghosts of garden sheds and fishing huts.

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