Pocket House

Pocket House

Location: London

ArchitectsTikari Works

 

Instagram: @tikariworks

Wood Supplier:  Silva Timber and Whittens Timber

Wood species: Canadian Western Red Cedar, North American Douglas Fir, Finnish Spruce

Silva Timber has grown to become one of the UK’s leading importers and manufacturers of speciality timber products.

 

Over the past two decades, they have developed close relationships with some of the best sawmills and manufacturers in the industry, with just one aim – to offer the highest quality timber products at the most competitive prices.

 

Now with two locations in West London and Cheshire, Silva Timber has developed a reputation for excellence and innovation. Their dedicated team are passionate about the products and service we offer and are proud to have worked with some of the most prestigious names in the world of architecture and design.

Project Information

Location: London

ArchitectsTikari Works

 

Instagram: @tikariworks

Wood Supplier:  Silva Timber and Whittens Timber

Wood species: Canadian Western Red Cedar, North American Douglas Fir, Finnish Spruce

TTF Member

Silva Timber has grown to become one of the UK’s leading importers and manufacturers of speciality timber products.

 

Over the past two decades, they have developed close relationships with some of the best sawmills and manufacturers in the industry, with just one aim – to offer the highest quality timber products at the most competitive prices.

 

Now with two locations in West London and Cheshire, Silva Timber has developed a reputation for excellence and innovation. Their dedicated team are passionate about the products and service we offer and are proud to have worked with some of the most prestigious names in the world of architecture and design.

Wood Awards 2019: Highly Commended for Private

Pocket House’s limited footprint resulted in a design solution in which half the house is located underground. Award winning, two-bedroom Pocket House was previously a domestic car garage that had a buildable area of only 35 square metres. The entire site was excavated to create space for two underground bedrooms, a bathroom and a large lightwell, which lets daylight into the basement floor. Above ground, the house is stepped back from the street to align with the other houses on the street.

 

The house is made from Canadian Western Red Cedar, North American Douglas Fir and Finnish Spruce, supplied by TTF member Silva Timber, who were one of the main suppliers of the project. On the main elevation a screen of vertical Western Red Cedar slats extends from basement to roof, harmonising the façade into a sculptural ‘whole’. The screen acts as external cladding to solid walls and covers parts of the floor-to-ceiling glazing on the ground and first floors, to keep the sun at bay and provide privacy for the occupant.

 

The Douglas Fir joists which support the ground and first floor ceilings are exposed and lined with 18mm South American Pine plywood soffits. The warm and pleasant aspect of the first floor living room is enhanced with a rear wall of Douglas Fir bookcases with cupboards below, and a Douglas Fir boarded timber floor. A solid Southern Yellow Pine staircase runs along the rear brickwork wall and the internal timber surfaces were finished with Osmo Polyx Oil.

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