Two Houses London 2001–2005

‘In their particularity and invention they (Two Houses) demonstrate the potential for rethinking the small house.’ Pierre d’Avoine, 2006

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    Two Houses occupy a site where once there were three
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    This pair of houses offers an essay in updating the tradition of the London terrace to suit the 21st Century
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    The timber-clad garden elevation of the two houses
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    The ground floor dining space in the North House is lit by an open stair between the first & second floors
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    Piano Nobile living space, North House
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    An hyperbolic roof characterises the North House’s living space
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    Ground floor kitchen, dining & living space, South House
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    Stair from ground to second floor living space, South House: the two bedrooms and a bathroom on the middle floor are concealed from the reception rooms, and are reached by another secret stair
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    Second floor living space, South House (stair to ground floor on right)
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    Courtyard garden, North House: bricks salvaged from the previous houses are used to corral the two houses and gardens


  • Appointment: 2001
  • Construction start: 2004
  • Completion: 2005
  • Area: 370m2
  • Budget: £675.000
  • Form of contract: Traditional
  • Client: Private
  • Structural Engineer: Rodrigues Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor: Stockdale
  • Building Control: MLM


  • Oliver Bennett, ‘A Perfect Match’, in: Grand Designs (April 2008), pp.114–121
  • ‘Brick Awards 2007, Sustainability Award’, in: Brick Development Association, Building (9 November 2007), p.81
  • ‘Mixed Doubles - Two Houses by Buschow Henley’, in: Architecture Today, issue AT170 (July 2006), pp.30–37


  • Brick Award, Sustainability Award, 2007
  • Hackney Design Awards, 2006
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