An empty Mews site at the end of a garden along with the proposed refurbishment of the main Victorian house provide TAKA Architects with a pallet to design two projects which faced each other across a shared garden. The same materials were used in both houses with the use of brick being the predominate material.
Bricks were carefully arranged to achieve a patterned effect with one elevation missing bricks while the other having the same bricks as an addition. Internally the use of exposed concrete, timber and special glazed bricks meant the careful detailing of all structural elements as they were not being concealed by finishes. Both houses have won numerous awards and have been extensively published.