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Sunken House / Adjaye Assocates

  • 01:00 - 6 March, 2012
Sunken House / Adjaye Assocates
Sunken House / Adjaye Assocates, © Ed Reeve
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From the architect. A three storey house in conservation area of De Beauvoir town in Hackney. The site has been excavated to basement level creating a sunken patio on which the house a partly prefabricated solid timber structure is placed.

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One enters the house at street level via parts of the lower ground floor roof which also provide off street car parking. All facades of the house as well as vertical and horizontal surfaces of the concrete patio are clad in timber rainscreen creating the impression of a continuous surface that embraces the enclosed and open spaces.

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The loadbearing structure of the house consists of large section engineered timber panels which have been manufactured off-site therby limiting the on-site construction programme to approximately one week.

© Ed Reeve
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44 Comments

Adrian Chaffey · November 27, 2012

Agree with Ed. Has a wonderful abstract presence from the street and at the same time sits well with its neighbours. But the inside disappoints. The kitchen felt dark and lifeless; never a place to linger, and the whole brings on feeling so claustrophobia.

Jorge Cereceda · June 14, 2012

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godryk · March 15, 2012

Gorgeus!

BTW, I'm not sure what's so sad or depressing about this house. It's a lovely and precise box. Maybe some people don't like the lack of decoration and/or objects, but I thought I came to an architecture site. And white clean boxes work great if you are into hoarding stuff. I remember right now a very interesting lecture I attended about Charles Eames' Case Study House and his love for objects.

Elizabeth Fenuta · March 13, 2012

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osman ghaffar · March 13, 2012

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Immortal_Rabinowitz · March 13, 2012

Depressing.
Sorry, Adjaye.

kyh · March 13, 2012

I agree with ed. The simplicity of form actually works in this project and looks great. An interesting spatial interior WOULD have made this an excellent project.

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txamy · March 10, 2012

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ed · March 09, 2012

While I like the emphasis on a pure form, with all the effort that went into making a clean black box-and the composed glazing is nice too,
the interiors are banal. With all of Adjaye's projects, it seems there is one picturesque compositional move that is focused on, to the detriment of all else. It ensures a striking photo per project, but isnt architecture more than that?

Nicholas Patten · March 08, 2012

Sunken House. http://t.co/J8WjsD0G

TGR · March 08, 2012

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Herman Dyal, FAIA · March 08, 2012

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H-J · March 07, 2012

Amazing how well the color of the facade goes with the bricks of the surrounding houses.

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Bala!!!
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