Mortlake Riverside, London
Big House sits end-on to the river, forming a new landmark in a suburb of London characterised by mixed residential and industrial development. The blank street elevation protects the interior from the disturbance of busy passing traffic, while the Douglas fir boarding and brick plinth generate a warm, natural texture. Inside the house, the main living space is elevated on the second floor, extending its full length with large windows framing oblique river views. At the top is a garden room opening onto a roof terrace with bedrooms on the first floor, carparking at ground level and a cinema in the basement.
Photography : David Grandorge