The Shadow House

Seen best in that photo above with the four different materials showcased, they just made really rich, simple modern material choices that created a layered feeling in the space though there aren’t a lot of furnishings. That mix of plywood and marble in the kitchen is so brilliant. “The Shadow House is a new build private house in Camden, North London. It has won a 2011 RIBA Award, Best small house of the year award at the British Homes Award 2011, received a commendation at the 2011 NLA Awards and was longlisted for the Manser Medal. We carried out the entire project ourselves, from finding the site, through planning, design, construction and manufacture of the fittings, fixtures and furniture.

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