A two-bedroom house in the former garden of a semidetached house in Croydon. The site takes advantage of a side road which cuts between terraces, lined with hedge rows and garden fences. The house is designed to avoid overlooking to and from neighbouring houses. Rooms face onto internal gardens and the central living area is also naturally lit from above at the apex of a pitched roof.
The use of blue engineering brick and zinc creates a uniformed grey palate in harmony with sheds and outbuildings, contrasting the immediate buff and red brick houses. The house is intended to be subservient, nestling into its suburban back-garden context. At a time for much needed housing, the project shows the potential of creative design on plots that are often overlooked.