This project is for a two-storey mews house in Ranelagh which occupies two rear gardens, resulting in a double-width site. The plan is therefore L-shaped, wrapping around a south-facing courtyard garden. Due to overlooking and separation distance considerations, the upper floor envelope is thought of as a set of screens with varying degrees of transparency, from solid opaque brick to a timber brise-soleil on the courtyard side.
On the laneway, the house presents a closed, private elevation with limited openings and vehicle access for two car-parking spaces. The facing material is brick, in harmony with the surrounding context of late Georgian houses. Within the house, the ground floor walls are fully glazed, allowing a continuously unfolding horizontal spatial experience.