Private House, Oxford

Private House, Oxford

Scheme name: Private House
Practice: Adrian James Architects
Client: Private
Photographer: David Fisher

The architects describe this scheme as ‘an essay in concrete for clients who relish the uncompromising ascetic quality of the material’

The four level house follows a rigorous plan with double volume corridors either side of a circulation and services core. Despite the small footprint, the abiding impression is one of space flowing in all directions.

The construction employs large precast panels for the party walls. This enabled the main structure to be built very quickly. Altogether a tour-de-force in urban residential design.