Modern definitely has to do with fitting in the space you need to live in, in whatever space you have to build a home (even if it’s tiny). That seems to be the case of the Shadow House, a modern home squeezed in between older homes in North London, designed by Liddicoat & Goldhill in 2011. Another awesome element to this house? Their great, great material choices.
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.”
What do you think about the Shadow House? Are there any elements/materials you might borrow for your own home?