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This Suburban Home Conceals a Double-Height Lobby

 - Jul 29, 2014
References: snookarchitects & dezeen
UK-based firm Snook Architects designed the 'Westmorland House,' a suburban home located just outside of Liverpool for a middle-aged couple.

The exterior is clad in a dark brickwood, while the interior features exposed concrete. The home allows for plenty of light through the double-height entrance and lobby, as well as a skylight that transforms an entire corridor. The architects explain, "Bricks were used to accentuate the cantilevering nature of the solid void over the glazed ground floor corner and emphasize the horizontal proportions of the design."

The lobby encourages a natural divide throughout the rest of the home. The main living and dining spaces are entered through the left, while the garage, study and access to the second floor is found on the right. The architects intended the double-height quality of the lobby entrance to be a surprise upon entry, as it is completely concealed from the front of the house.