24.07.17

  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing facade
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing facade
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing window
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing window glass
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing interiors
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing interior
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing glass
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing glass
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing facade
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing facade night
  • OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso London Housing interior

OBR LH1 & LH2 London

LH1 & LH2 are the regeneration of Victorian residential buildings situated alongside Clapham Common Park and Milner Street in London. The objective for this project is to preserve and maintain the original features, materials and atmosphere of a Victorian House, while renovating them to meet the needs of contemporary living. As in the original vision of a Victorian House, each building maintains a strong relationship between internal space and existing gardens, creating a new continuity between lower ground floors and upper gardens. The extension of each façade is achieved through the use of folding timber beams, which merges the indoor living areas and the outdoor wooden gardens, incorporated as external rooms of each house. The glass roofs of the gardens are supported by identical timber beams each separated by structural joints. The timber beams, which each have the same dimensions, create a brise-soleil effect, illuminate the inner spaces of the living areas with a gradient of light from inside to outside.

Photos:
Mariela Apollonio: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Project team:
OBR
Buro Happold
Conctractor:
360 Property Services

Location:
London

Dimensions LH1:
site area 384 sqm
built area 423 sqm

Dimensions LH2:
site area 333 sqm
built area 353 sqm

Chronology:
2012 Completion
2012 Artistic Direction
2011 Technical design
2011 Developed design
2011 Concept design