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No. 49


Project Details

£100,000 to £249,999

New Build


31/44 Architects

6 Osborn Street , LONDON , E1 6TD

This house, on an infill site in south-east London, was built by one of 31/44’s directors – his second self-build within the same street.?? Externally, the house purposefully has a significant visual mass – to assure permanence and define a more formal mass against the ad-hoc assembly of fences, walls, and mews and garage buildings that line this side of the street; a sense of permanence more in-keeping with the Victorian terrace that faces No.49 across the street. The plan is orientated around three courtyards, which allow glimpses of greenery to filter through the whole ground floor, as well as flooding the interior with natural light.? Internally, a series of birch-faced joinery cabinets divide space, create framed views and form containers for the client’s possessions, who is a stylist, collector and curator. The first floor is accessed via a curved timber staircase with large picture window. These timber elements define the interior of the house.? In 2017 No.49 received an RIBA London Award and RIBA London Small Project of the Year Award, and was longlisted for RIBA House of the Year.