Kingston, Surrey

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Lower Ham Road House is situated on the banks of the river Thames in Kingston. The home is founded in the character of the neighbouring typology - riverside villas - and seeks to provide a contemporary visual extension and interpretation of the overall streetscape. The five bedroom family home echoes and mimics the urban scenography with a clear vertical emphasis to the proposal. The ground floor acts as an anchoring plinth, which wraps in a U shape around a rear garden courtyard. Within the vertical street front architecture, key living spaces look over the river whilst the master bedroom on the top floor will benefit from panoramic views all the way from Kington to Teddington.

The scheme shares an architectural language and material palette which ensures a contextual sensibility with the historic adjacencies. Bold red brickwork and delicate timber detailing emphasises the prevalent craftsmanship in a mature and relevant aesthetic. The language of the building is derived from and is firmly rooted in the architecture of its place ensuring the home will be read as part of a coherent whole within Lower Ham Road.