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Six London Architects

UIA International Architect, Issue 9, 1985

'House in Hampstead: The front facade is dominated by a double-height window sympathetic in scale to the porch of the adjoining Victorian villa and indicative of the interior. The lower half of the window is banded to create a base at the same level as the villa. The asymmetrical column and canted window set up a progression towards the front door. The hierarchy of interior spaces is established by a dominant central volume. Its aspirations to perfection are manifest in the four-way symmetry of the central lantern. At ground level, a degree of enclosure is provided by a curved screen behind the fireplace, partially concealing the staircase. Peripheral to this are more differential spaces for dining, sleeping and study. The window to the garden is pulled away from the rear facade to create a mediating space between interior and garden.'