Gap House, London Residential Property Project, Photo, Modern English Home Design Images

Gap House London Property

Contemporary Home: British Residential Development design by Pitman Tozer Architects, UK

10 Sep 2009

Design: Pitman Tozer Architects

Private Property

Pitman Tozer Architects’ Gap House has been shorlisted as one of five vying for the RIBA Manser Medal for best housing project.

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Gap House

The narrow house occupies a 2.3m wide former side alley and rear garden of an adjoining house. The project utilises passive solar design, high levels of insulation, a ground coupled heat pump, and rainwater harvesting.

These sustainable architectural elements reduce its impact on the environment and meets Code For Sustainable Homes Level 4. This was achieved despite a being a narrow site within a conservation area and jammed between two listed buildings.

The building is a comfortable family house yet it’s also an example of how sustainable architecture can be achieved without compromise on a constrained plot and without making a song and dance about it.

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“The jury praised this open-plan space as a ‘delightful surprise after the narrow route from the entrance’. They added: ‘The house is a fine example of design in a tight urban site.’

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Founded in 2002, Pitman Tozer has established a reputation for working closely with clients to design and deliver elegant, imaginative and practical houses on complicated, heavily constrained sites.

As well as numerous private projects, including their acclaimed Gap House which won the 2009 RIBA Manser Medal, the practice is increasingly being commissioned by public bodies and developers for larger schemes.

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