The Garden House

Hidden House with Sliding Glass in London

A new build contemporary house was created in the back garden of a traditional Victorian house near Battersea to accommodate the immediate needs of a merging family.




Battersea, London

The new modern abode was dug into the rear garden to maintain a single storey appearance from ground level and includes five bedrooms to be used by the parents, new baby and small children.

On the lower ground floor where the living areas are congregated IQ’s minimal framed sliding doors open up onto the concrete courtyard, opening on the corner and across to faces with flush floor finishes all around. Another feature of the sliding doors was its design to slide into a crevice cut into the indoor-outdoor kitchen to maintain the flow of the space.

Further into the build clever uses of frameless structural glass installations such as rooflights and picture windows allow light to enter further windowless spaces.

The result is a functional and aesthetically pleasing space for a young family.  The clean lines and repetition of structural materials enhance the feeling of space and openess, which was the desired effect for this Battersea home.