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Pivoting Arched Windows Are A Unique Feature On This Row Of Townhouses In London

ADC on March 22, 2023
From the street, the townhouses look to be single storey, however, they actually step down lower than the street, making room for a small outdoor space.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London

Architecture firm DHaus has designed a collection of 6 new terraced townhouses in North-West London, that replaced a gas station.

This gas station was replaced with six townhouses.

The six new townhouses include a strong mixture of rectangles and arches, set within a brick canvas that is common within the Dartmouth Park Conservation Area.

From the street, the townhouses look to be single storey, however, they actually step down lower than the street, making room for a small outdoor space.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London

From the street, the townhouses look to be a single floor, however, they actually step down lower than the street, making room for a small outdoor space.

From the street, the townhouses look to be single storey, however, they actually step down lower than the street, making room for a small outdoor space.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London

One key design element of the row of townhouses are the arched windows. Each townhouse has a thick black-framed window, whose shape is also reflected in the brickwork around the arches.

A modern bedroom with a pivoting arched window with a black frame.
Photograph by Richard Chivers
A modern bedroom with a pivoting arched window with black frame.
Photograph by Richard Chivers

Each of the windows pivots open to allow air to flow through to the interior spaces, like the bedroom, as well as provide access to a small terrace.

A modern bedroom with a pivoting arched window with black frame.
Photograph by Richard Chivers
A modern bedroom with a pivoting arched window with black frames.
Photograph by Richard Chivers
A modern bedroom with a pivoting arched window and floor-to-ceiling curtains.
Photograph by Richard Chivers

Curtains that hang from the ceiling provide privacy for each of the rooms that feature the arched windows.

A modern bedroom with an arched window and floor-to-ceiling curtains.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London
A modern bedroom with an arched window and floor-to-ceiling curtains.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London

Arches also appear at the entry of each of the townhouses in the form of metal shutters on the windows adjacent to the front doors.

Arches appear at the entry of these townhouses in the form of metal shutters on the windows adjacent to the front doors.
Photograph by Richard Chivers

The arched windows above the entryway also reflect the design of the rear of the townhouses where the pivoting windows are found.

Arches appear at the entry of these townhouses in the form of metal shutters on the windows adjacent to the front doors.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London
Arches appear at the entry of these townhouses in the form of metal shutters on the windows adjacent to the front doors.
Photograph by Richard Chivers
Arches appear at the entry of these townhouses in the form of metal shutters on the windows adjacent to the front doors.
Photograph by Richard Chivers

Inside, the arched design of the metal shutters can be seen as shadows on the walls when the sunlight hits them.

The arched design of the metal shutters can be seen as shadows on the walls when the sunlight hits them.
Photograph by Richard Chivers

Let’s take a look at the rest of the interior…

Each home is around 1400 square feet (130 sqm) and includes 3/4 bedrooms, a study, and a garden room.

A modern townhouse interior with wood floors.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London

The basement level comprises an open-plan living/kitchen space and opens out onto the sunken rear garden.

A modern white living room with access to a small outdoor space.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London
A modern white kitchen with a hardware free cabinets.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London

The lower ground level is where you’ll find two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a lightwell that floods the interior with natural light.

A modern window that travels from the ceiling to the wall.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London
A modern window that travels from the ceiling to the wall.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London
A brick townhouse with an arched window and a large rectangular window.
Photography by Matthew White and Izzy Scott of AVR London

Here’s a look at the layout of the townhouses.

The design of a row of townhouses that include arched details.
Drawing by DHaus — Architect: DHaus | Project Architects: David Ben-Grunberg / Daniel Woolfson | Structural Engineer: AMA | Planning Dept: Camden, Special thanks to Charles, Alex, Elaine and Rob | Planning consultant: Washington Young & The Heritage Practice | Glazing Contractor: Vitrocsa by BRAVA WINDOWS | Prefabricated Concrete Arches: Phoenix | Timber Arches: Materialise Creative Design / Cut Online CNC Studio | Visualization: AVR London | Brickwork by: Ibstock

Source: Contemporist