The latest project by architecture studio Alma-nac is located in Brockley, south London and the development bears the name 'House-within-a-House.'
The playful titled refers to the approach Alma-nac undertook for completing the family home—one that was set on creating a space that celebrated the modern and preserved the historic. At the core of the project is a "modest two-story property that dates back to 1975" when it was built to replace a bomb-damaged, semi-detached home. Alma-nac extended and renewed the dwelling with the addition of a grey-brick skin. The idea behind the exterior of the House-within-a-House was to "match the materiality of surrounding properties," therefore creating a sense of uniformity in the neighborhood.
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