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Pear Tree House

Already finalists for the BD Architect of the Year Awards 2016, Edgley Design’s project ‘Pear Tree House’ was the Overall Winner and Best Contemporary Home of last year’s Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards.

Already finalists for the BD Architect of the Year Awards 2016, Edgley Design’s project ‘Pear Tree House’ was the Overall Winner and Best Contemporary Home of last year’s Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards.

The concept for this single dwelling, conceived as the architect’s family home, began with a 100-year-old pear tree, a remnant of the site’s history as a Victorian fruit orchard. The house, located in the leafy suburb of East Dulwich in South London, has been built around this tree in two volumes, linked by a glass walkway.
Edgley wanted to preserve the character of the site and evoke its history through the building. To this end, there is a simple aesthetic concept to emphasis the vertical articulation of the building, with views through the building defined by slender vertical elements, which echo the experience of looking through trees.
Board-marked concrete to the ground floor walls supports a sky-lit timber box at first floor level, where the bedrooms are located. Openings framed by gold aluminum trims allow controlled views out to preserve dwellers’ privacy.

Edgley Design is an award winning RIBA Chartered architectural practice set up by Jake Edgley in 2004. They are now settling into new offices in Islington, just off the bustling Chapel Market.

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Credits

  • ARCHITECT  Edgley Design
  • CLIENT Jake and Catherine Edgley
  • AWARDS WON RIBA LONDON AWARD 2015
  • CONTRACTOR  Pulcher Build
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS Hardman Structural Engineers
  • M&E ENGINEERS Mendick Waring
  • PHOTOGRAPHER  Jack Hobhouse

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