Satish Jassal Architects squeezes brick bungalow onto enclosed London web site

London studio Satish Jassal Architects has created a two-bedroom bungalow from handmade-bricks behind outlets and eating places on Turnpike Lane in Haringey, England.

Named Haringey Brick Bungalow, the 66-square-metre house is accessed by a one-metre-wide passageway hidden between the excessive avenue’s industrial premises.

Satish Jassal Architects designed Haringey Brick Bungalow

The 110-square-metre web site and slim passageway was “like constructing by a straw”, dictating many design and building choices.

“This was a really difficult backland web site, however the important thing message is that with cautious planning, you possibly can succeed,” stated Satish Jassal Architects founder Satish Jassal.

Two pyramid shaped green roofs on Haringey Brick Bungalow
It was created from two staggered volumes

With a view to maximise the potential of the small web site footprint, the architect staggered two rectangular volumes to create two courtyards – on the entrance and rear of the dwelling.

Two inexperienced roofs high the constructing, characterised by their asymmetrical pyramid shapes topped with rooflights.

Close up of red handmade bricks and oak doors
The bungalow was created from purple handmade bricks

The house was made with purple, handmade bricks that keep their “tough and imperfect texture” to create a “lived-in” feeling to combine the constructing into the setting.

The bricks have been stacked vertically on the base of the house and horizontally close to the roof to create variation within the facade.

“This home is a part of a household of brick homes that now we have been creating during the last 10 years, typically on difficult websites akin to this one,” stated Jassal.

“All our houses share a standard materiality and architectural language and are knowledgeable by an understanding of their specific place and the necessities of their residents.”

View into Haringey Brick Bungalow from the courtyard at the entrance
Haringey Brick Bungalow is a part of a set of brick homes designed by Satish Jassal Architects

Oak-framed home windows, white stone sills and black metal parts – akin to the doorway gate, courtyard fencing and brise-soleils that deflect harsh daylight over doorways and home windows – full the bungalow’s materials palette.

“The darkish metalwork, purple brick, yellow oak, and white stonework complement one another and transition from darkish to gentle and easy to textured,” stated Jassal.

“The supplies have been chosen to enhance one another and to climate gracefully collectively over time.”

View of Haringey Brick Bungalow from the entrance gate
It has oak-framed home windows, white stone sills and a black metal entrance gate

The inside of the bungalow consists of the same vary of supplies with uncovered brick partitions, oak flooring and glulam beams.

“The tones and textures of supplies are expressed each externally and internally, bringing within the heat of the pure exterior supplies internally and humanising the areas,” stated Jassal.

Living area of Haringey Brick Bungalow
The areas are topped with skylights

Two bedrooms are positioned diagonally throughout the house from each other, related by a central dwelling, eating and kitchen house – this open plan permits entry into the courtyards from all areas inside the dwelling.

“The 2 lodging wings of the home have been rotated and overlook the courtyards,” stated Jassal. The dwelling areas span each wings and look out to each courtyards, bringing in a special high quality of sunshine all through the day.”

“The 2 courtyards present facet and light-weight from a number of instructions making the home really feel extra open and spacious than the ground space suggests,” he continued.

Kitchen, living and dining area in Haringey Brick Bungalow
The 2 bedrooms are accessed from a central dwelling, eating and kitchen house

The construction of the extruded roof is supported by a metal body, designed to trace solar rays to light up the central house through the day.

Glulam beams have been spaced evenly down the coffered ceiling, harking back to a chandelier – this goals to emphasize the three-and-a-half-metre peak on the centre of the ceiling.

“The peaks of the 2 asymmetrical roofs hover over the dwelling areas, and the joists step as much as two central roof lights, making the home really feel voluminous,” stated Jassal.

Kitchen space in Haringey Brick Bungalow
Glulam beams are spaced evenly down the coffered ceiling

Because of the slim entry of the location, supplies have been chosen for his or her modularity and talent to assemble with out massive equipment.

For instance, metal screw piles have been used to remove the necessity for a big piling rig – particular person brick modules have been used to calculate the home’s dimensions.

Pyramid shaped green roof and front door of Haringey Brick Bungalow
The person bricks have been used to calculate the scale of the home

Different bungalows just lately featured on Dezeen embody bungalows constructed with bio-bricks crafted from native soil and a bungalow extension that was constructed with supplies recovered from demolition.

The images is by Richard Chivers.

Challenge credit:

Architect: Satish Jassal Architects
Consumer: Shazad Ashiq
Structural engineer: Corbett Tasker
Challenge supervisor: Satish Jassal Architects
Inside designer: Satish Jassal Architects
Authorized constructing inspector: London Constructing Management
Major contractor: PK Development London
Groundworks contractor: All Floor Options
Vitality Guide: Atspace
Arboricultural: Arboricultural Options