Architecture on the Market: Kew House Marries Digital Fabrication With Historic Preservation

Brick & Wonder is a curated platform of the highest-quality homes for sale worldwide. Launched by Lang Architecture in 2016, Brick & Wonder provides access to homes in the marketplace with design integrity that have the capacity to improve how we feel, think, interact and ultimately live our daily lives. Architizer will make a selection of Brick & Wonder properties to feature every other week. Nestled near to southwest London’s lush Kew Botanical Gardens, Piercy&Company’s Kew House stands as a contemporary dwelling suspended between eras. Aligned with the conservation efforts of the neighborhood to preserve the vibrant vegetation of this historic London suburb, Kew Gardens presents as a kind of amber fossil. Originally built for a private family, the home is currently in search of new owners, listed on real-estate-listing site Brick & Wonder for $4,693,000. Preserving the 19th-century stable wall original to the site, Piercy&Company placed two prefabricated corten volumes behind the existing stone stable wall. The gabled volumes echo the traditional A-frame structure of the historic structure. According to the architects, the corten elements were inspired by “the architect’s and client’s shared interest in a ‘kit-of-parts’ approach, prefabrication and the self-build possibilities emerging from ...
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