Gallery, Peckham House #10 Monty Sliding Roof

Peckham House 15½

Gallery: Extraordinary Experimental House on Channel 4 Grand Designs with Kevin McCloud

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Open House London 2015

Shortlisted RIBA Awards 2006. One of six voted as Nation's favourite Grand Designs' houses. Sustainable features include use of wasteland, recycled materials and innovative ideas. Gallery

the site as first ever viewed, what little you could see of it was trash and trees.

The site as first ever viewed

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The site as first ever viewed, what little you could see of it was trash and trees.
the site now cleared of the window high scrub and skipfuls of stinking waste.

The site now cleared of the window high scrub

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The site now cleared of the window high scrub and skipfuls of stinking waste.
200 tons of soil later i could certainly dig, but still to clear old sewer and re-route the illegal one previously completely hidden.

200 tons of soil later I could certainly dig

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200 tons of soil later I could certainly dig, but still to clear old sewer and re-route the illegal one previously completely hidden.
lowering the site to help the ‘bed in garden’ feel, to expose the sewer and to give us headroom.

Lowering the site to help the ‘bed in garden’ feel

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Lowering the site to help the ‘bed in garden’ feel, to expose the sewer and to give us headroom.
0600 - our 2nd concrete pour due in 2 hours; 1st one was a disaster.

0600 - our 2nd concrete pour due

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0600 - our 2nd concrete pour due in 2 hours; 1st one was a disaster.
0730 - friends all grafting away, nearly all rebar in place and 12 tons of concrete due shortly.

0730 - friends all grafting away

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0730 - friends all grafting away, nearly all rebar in place and 12 tons of concrete due shortly.
some of the smaller beams going in with just a few of the many friends prepared to help.

Some of the smaller beams going in

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Some of the smaller beams going in with just a few of the many friends prepared to help.
beam laying the egyptian way, amazing co-ordniation over mud, banks and bits of board.

Beam laying the Egyptian way

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Beam laying the Egyptian way, amazing co-ordniation over mud, banks and bits of board.
site pretty much ready to lay all the floor beams.

Site pretty much ready

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Site pretty much ready to lay all the floor beams.
main floor ready on the morning of it's concrete pour.

Main floor ready

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Main floor ready on the morning of it's concrete pour.
olly and i filling the re-inforced walls before the frst small floor pour.

Olly and I filling the re-inforced walls

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Olly and I filling the re-inforced walls before the frst small floor pour.
structure well under way.

Structure well under way

claire making cereal model to help explain the structure to the team.

Claire making cereal model

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Claire making cereal model to help explain the structure to the team.
cladding goes on to the structure to both seal and make rigid.

Cladding goes on to the structure

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Cladding goes on to the structure to both seal and make rigid.
confirming our curved laminate design and manufacture was going to work.

Confirming our curved laminate design

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Confirming our curved laminate design and manufacture was going to work.
ben making up studio front glazed wall strucure in fully fireproof conditions in case his welding sparks strayed.

Ben making up studio front glazed wall strucure

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Ben making up studio front glazed wall strucure in fully fireproof conditions in case his welding sparks strayed.
studio front glazed wall; lightweight struture supported on 2 columns to allow movement underground from tree roots.

Studio front glazed wall

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Studio front glazed wall; lightweight struture supported on 2 columns to allow movement underground from tree roots.
chris and abdul inside the main space as structure is largely finished.

Chris and Abdul inside the main space

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Chris and Abdul inside the main space as structure is largely finished.
claire brings some much needed glamour to the site loo, made from a £2 'recycled' pan and old hoarding ply.

Claire brings some much needed glamour

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Claire brings some much needed glamour to the site loo, made from a £2 'recycled' pan and old hoarding ply.
our first ever night in the house, on the floor of the front mezzanine pod.

Our first ever night in the house

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Our first ever night in the house, on the floor of the front mezzanine pod.
the morning after an interim party - lights all 'hotwired' and only 1 tap works; but it looked great on grand designs.

The morning after an interim party

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The morning after an interim party - lights all 'hotwired' and only 1 tap works; but it looked great on Grand Designs.
trying to get the house to actually 'work' after the grand designs team had filmed their last show.

Trying to get the house to actually 'work'

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Trying to get the house to actually 'work' after the Grand Designs team had filmed their last show.
view into master bedroom from the garden.

View into master bedroom

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View into master bedroom from the garden.
front mezzanine pod room window open and looking back into park over sliding rooflight.

Front mezzanine pod room window open

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Front mezzanine pod room window open and looking back into park over sliding rooflight.
the studio front as the willows start to grow; front door to left and side to right.

The studio front

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The studio front as the willows start to grow; front door to left and side to right.
rooflight hole from above.

Rooflight hole from above

main room from entrance with view through to garden, yet to be planted.

Main room from entrance

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Main room from entrance with view through to garden, yet to be planted.
the twisting side wall to studio hinting at the taught material of a yacht spinaker.

The twisting side wall to studio

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The twisting side wall to studio hinting at the taught material of a yacht spinaker.
view from rear mezzanine desk over garden and park.

View from rear mezzanine desk

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View from rear mezzanine desk over garden and park.
view ino the garden from the master bedroom.

View ino the garden from the master bedroom

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View ino the garden from the master bedroom.
view into master bedroom from main space.

View into master bedroom

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View into master bedroom from main space.
view of the house from the park.

View of the house

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View of the house from the park.
studio doors flung wide to show some angles and the sycamore floor made from the tree felled on site.

Studio doors flung wide

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Studio doors flung wide to show some angles and the Sycamore floor made from the tree felled on site.
the flush fitting shower head is also a light and never noticed.

The flush fitting shower head

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The flush fitting shower head is also a light and never noticed.
in the small shower room space is maximised by very clean lines, mirrors and the basin in a draw.

In the small shower room space

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In the small shower room space is maximised by very clean lines, mirrors and the basin in a draw.
the blade flame fireplace giving the illusion of a fire in the wooden surface.

The blade flame fireplace

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The blade flame fireplace giving the illusion of a fire in the wooden surface.
shelving in main space.

Shelving in main space

lightweight panelled front studio wall to act as back drop to hedge struture as per the planning condition

Lightweight panelled front studio wall

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Lightweight panelled front studio wall to act as back drop to hedge struture as per the planning condition
bed slides away to reveal space saving spa bath.

Bed slides away

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Bed slides away to reveal space saving spa bath.
kitchen counter with new york beyond.

Kitchen counter

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Kitchen counter with New York beyond.
kitchen sloped wall pull out cupboards.

Kitchen sloped wall

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Kitchen sloped wall pull out cupboards.
main room looking east and nearly complete.

Main room looking east

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Main room looking east and nearly complete.
main space looking back at kitchen and front entrance.

Main space looking back

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Main space looking back at kitchen and front entrance.
main space viewed from original position of sycamore next to oven.

Main space viewed from original position

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Main space viewed from original position of Sycamore next to oven.
main space viewed through roof hole.

Main space viewed through roof hole

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Main space viewed through roof hole.