Max Dewdney showcases ‘shadow’ house

Rear view of Umbra House by Max Dewdney Architects

Lambeth infill scheme set for gap between 1990s terraces

Work is set to start on a super-thin Max Dewdney Architects-designed infill house in south London that will occupy the 3.5m gap between two 1990s terraced houses.

Named “Umbra House” the two-bedroomed, three-storey property will step down in height between the existing buildings – giving itself a split roofline in the process, and features a basement-level main living area in the 10m long structure.

Dewdney said the proposals, earmarked for Fitzalan Street in Kennington, had been developed “out of a dialogue” with local planning authority Lambeth council and the a private client, and had been given their title in recognition of the Latin name for “shadow”.

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