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7 Alba Place

Project Description – Construction of modern three storey Mews style property as a replacement of an original two storey Mews. 

Consultant – Prof. Henning Strummel is a Teaching Professor and Architect who carries out his own small developments. 

Henning creates contemporary light filled tranquil spaces in urban environments as an antidote to modern living. His best known work is the Tin House which has received a number of Awards:- http://henningstummelarchitects.com/portfolio_page/tin_house/

Budget  Undisclosed 

Design Inspirations  The original, now demolished, Mews was in fact a 1960’s rebuild of the original stabling. The Mews is one of two at the end of a cul de sac and is designed to complement the adjoining property. As the property is owned freehold is not a listed building it was possible to demolish and rebuild the front façade rather than retain it. 

Project Notes and Timeline – Whilst the design for the project started in 2000 the construction works did not take place until 2002 and the project was not completed until 2005. 

Technological appraisal and Review – The design intended to create a calm space full of light which is modernist in style. Essentially brickwork with Oak and Torrazzo highlights.

The design meets the planner’s strict requirements for symmetry within the Mews although generally there was no specific planning requirement for any Mews features to be retained or replicated. 

The Planner’s one request was that the roof materials made in traditional materials and Henning chose lead to meet this requirement. The lack of light was addressed with the use of the triple light void. The red /yellow colours were chosen by the client.

Design Inspirations  The Adjoining House was a John Pawson influenced design and there was no basement.

Contact Details

Prof. Henning Strummel,
Henning Stummel Architects,
Tin House, 2 Smugglers Yard,
London, W12 8HU
Email:- mail@henningstummelarchitects.com
Telephone:- +44 (0) 208 749 0794

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