Sunken House / Adjaye Assocates

© Ed Reeve

Architect: Adjaye Assocates
Location: ,
Year: 2007
Photographs: Ed Reeve

© Ed Reeve

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.

section 01

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.

section 02

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.

Cite: "Sunken House / Adjaye Assocates" 06 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
  • H-J

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