Phillips Tracey squeezes brick Jupp House onto site of a former garage

    Phillips Tracey squeezes brick Jupp House onto site of a former garage

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    Phillips Tracey squeezes brick Jupp House onto site of a former garage

    Local firm Phillips Tracey Architects has created a compact black-brick house in west London, featuring a double-gabled roof that references a pair of garages across the street.

    Phillips Tracey Architects designed Jupp House to occupy a plot at the end of a garden in Acton that is owned by the client’s parents.

    Above: Jupp House sits at the end of a garden. Top image: it is clad in black brick

    The single-storey Jupp House replaces an old garage and shed that were tucked away behind a brick wall at a bend in the street.

    A new pedestrian entrance is slotted into a gap between brick piers that previously formed the entrance to the demolished garage. The black gate mirrors the appearance of two garage doors on the opposite side of the street.

    The house is tucked behind a brick wall

    The house fills most of the available site area and has a gross internal floor space of 66 square metres. Its cranked plan is comprised of two connected wings that follow the building lines of the properties on either side.

    Spaces between the angled elevations and the boundary walls were used to create two private courtyards to the front and rear of the house.

    It has a cranked plan

    Jupp House’s form evokes the garages opposite, with its irregular roofline following the shapes and angles of their facades.

    “The roof form has been designed with an intricate pitched form with gables fronting the street – protruding over the top of the boundary…

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