teatum + teatum: hidden house
 
teatum + teatum: hidden house
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.

teatum + teatum: hidden house view from the surrounding context image © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house steel butterfly doors screen a large window image © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house doors in the open position image © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house ground level kitchen, dining and living area image © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house dining room image © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house dining+ kitchen image © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house (left) study (right) 7 meter tall light well images © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house stairs to upper level image © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house (left) bedroom (right) stairs images © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house bathroom image © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house doors are made from steel which has been perforated with a laser-cut pattern image © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house (left) closed (right) open images © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house at night image © lyndon douglas

teatum + teatum: hidden house site section

teatum + teatum: hidden house exploded axonometric

  • The doors open out onto a private mews so there is no intrusion on public space

    Teatum+Teatum
  • the butterfly doors intrude on public space?

    JJ

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