teatum + teatum: hidden house
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aug 08, 2012
teatum + teatum: hidden house

‘hidden house’ by teatum + teatum, london, UK
image © lyndon douglas
all images courtesy of teatum + teatum

the ‘hidden house’ by british firm teatum + teatum is positioned between existing buildings and lacks a direct connection to the street
within the urban center of london. turning its back to the cities hustle and bustle, the two-storey structure solely connects to the outdoors
by wrapping internal circulation within a 7-meter tall light well. arranged across the central atrium, living areas and bedrooms
connect and overlap with each other. the intimate atmosphere is illuminated to turn the focus towards accent walls of oriented strand board
and vibrantly-hued couches and chairs.

the rear facade is a shiny black surface embedded with silica carbide particles to obstruct the internal configuration from view
while engaging onlookers. a pair of doors hinged at the center open in a butterfly manner, revealing a large window. the steel is laser-cut
to display a pattern of rain drops when light emits through the perforations.

view from the surrounding context
image © lyndon douglas

steel butterfly doors screen a large window
image © lyndon douglas

doors in the open position
image © lyndon douglas

ground level kitchen, dining and living area
image © lyndon douglas

dining room
image © lyndon douglas

dining+ kitchen
image © lyndon douglas

(left) study
(right) 7 meter tall light well
images © lyndon douglas

stairs to upper level
image © lyndon douglas

(left) bedroom
(right) stairs
images © lyndon douglas

image © lyndon douglas

doors are made from steel which has been perforated with a laser-cut pattern
image © lyndon douglas

(left) closed
(right) open
images © lyndon douglas

at night
image © lyndon douglas

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