House in Battersea

Project Overview

Contemporary London Architecture

A tight urban site between two buildings each differing greatly in scale has provided the opportunity for designing a slender house with a colourful and contemporary glazed facade. As architects in London, Shape Architecture often investigates the possibilities of small urban sites. We find a simple and striking design using high quality materials, well composed and well detailed, is very often likely to be supported by the planning authority.

The Building Layout

Situated on a narrow plot, this scheme saw Shape Architecture designing a four storey town house in Battersea. With our expertise in residential architecture across London, we are able to produce a design that makes best use of the site. Behind the glazed facade, the building is realised as a series of simple floor plates linked by a top-lit stair. The key element is the modern facade, and this is where the budget would be focused. By moving the staircases and circulation to the rear of the building, we are able to maximise the living space in the modern interior. A glazed enclosure around the staircase core at the back is protected by exterior wooden slats that provide privacy as well as facilitating the filtering of sunlight.

Key Project Features
  • Project Status: Pre-Planning
  • Modern Design Solution to Tight Plot
  • Feature Facade and Light-Filled Staircase