The building nestles under and between trees and neighbouring buildings, and can still only be partially seen from above when the trees are defoliated in the winter.
Full-height mirrors either side of the chimney breast create a visual doubling of the ground-floor living space and entry area. Recalling the Conical Intersect work of the artist Gordon Matta-Clark, these mirrors create uncanny visual cuts in the building fabric.
In the Norton family home in London’s Stoke Newington district, Jamie Norton and his sons, Miller, 3, and Ned, 7, enjoy a meal at a salvaged table and chairs found at a local vintage shop. The ceramics are by Richard Batterham.