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Welcome to our blog documenting the construction of two new houses in Asylum Road, Peckham. The design of the scheme can be seen on our website.

These have been named the Laundry Houses. During the design phases of the project, we found that there had been a laundry on the site of Albert Way, the road that the new houses will open onto. The laundry theme has informed the material and design decisions we have been making.

Over the coming months we will be posting photographs of the construction process and images of things that have influenced and informed the design.

Come back regularly to follow our progress, or visit to find out more about us and our work.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Monday, 13 October 2014

Its coming along !
Water connections complete and pavement back in

Friday afternoon pavement back in with the One off homes team doing the business !

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Elevated view of the houses with the green roof installed post the 200 visitors thro' the doors for London Open House on Saturday ( so busy forgot to take any pics)
The show house with walkway in and Laundry houses signage panel

Mima and the team have planted out the raised boxes the rear 
Back planters courtyards etc all now complete

Side elevation and replacement planting to next doors garden now complete.

Our friend furniture maker David Gates installed some of his "Rhetorical Objects" for Open House day which look great in the house .

The oak treads now on the staircase

The Ground floor wet room with slate floors

Basement main bathroom

the entry walkways balustrading now in

Laundry houses signage panel close up

Entrance to the show house

The staircase with exposed timber walls and a "Rhetorical Object" by David Gates

Julia sitting in the Kitchen / Dining with nice late afternoon sun.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Front door in to no 21..........hooray !!

Grating in to front balcony

Grating balcony seen from basement
Dave's kitchen in with oak worktops

Planters and steps in to the back garden with Michael finishing the balustrading

Semi basement courtyard clad in larch and camaru as seen from garden

Metal walkways to front in with initial balustrading panel between the houses

Michael & Chris getting the front door straight !

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Ground floor bathroom mosaic now grouted with rooflight above

Ground floor mosaic and slate floored wet room to bathroom

The WHB to the en suite bathroom in Twyfords David Chipperfield designed range
The heated towel rail to the main basement level bathroom
The shower fittings now in to the main bathroom.
Decking steps from basement to garden now taking shape

The back steps decking and plant boxes

The Nell brothers celebrate the arrival of Davids new born daughter in true South African style.........or is it just a dad dance ! 

Seb laying our oak flooring with his usual TLC

Monday, 28 July 2014

Out larch cladding to the back courtyards being installed & looking good. They are being co-ordinated carefully by David and Michael to tie into the cladding of the plant boxes below. 

Our sandblasted glass cladding fully taking shape.
Unknown to us the glass is pretty similar to the New Steven Holl designed art school opposite the Mackintosh in Glasgow. The cranes in the reflection were giving access the other week when we were there to strip out the debris from the awful fire that sadly took out the amazing library of one of my favourite buildings.