Amazing

By Jack Williams


For designers of this bold London home, it was not a case of a bridge too far – despite being tucked into a 19th Century railway bridge.

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Hitting the market with a price tag of £1.085 million, the twisting masterpiece looks more like a work of modern art than a humble abode.

And, yes, trains do still run on the viaduct above the property – which features steel foils that collectively form a protective acoustic shell, so the bedrooms and open-plan areas are undisturbed by the sounds of the railway above.

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According to Charlie Monaghan of estate agent The Modern House, the home represents ‘a novel and ingenious response to an unconventional plot, offering a new paradigm for thinking about inhabitable infrastructure in urban areas’.

Based on Dartford Street, South East London, it was designed by Undercurrent Architects, and as well as a narrow modern exterior, the home comes with a spacious, contoured inside.

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In total there are two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study; the communal areas sit on various levels of a three-storey atrium, which is hit by natural light from above.

Charlie added: “Owing to the design merit of the property, anyone who is appreciative of the fundamental elements of good architecture – light, volume and material – would find a superlative home in Archway Studios.

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“Tasked with designing around a 19th-century railway viaduct, Undercurrent Architects devised a light-filled, spacious and airy home in the most unexpected of locations.”