teatum + teatum: hidden house
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.

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

bathroom 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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exploded axonometric

  • the butterfly doors intrude on public space?

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

    Teatum+Teatum says:

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