Work

Chiswick Mall

Chiswick, London

20152017

Commission for a private home in a historically-significant Arts and Crafts building. The Chsiwick Mall Orangery is part of the same project.

"My aim with Chiswick Mall and Eyot Cottage was to contextually relate to the genius loci of that address and to interpret what was born there, the Arts and Crafts Movement, in the language of modernity. And it's kind of what you'd call a very grand cottage, more of a row of cottages knocked into one, with low ceilings, many rooms, and everything's beautifully made. I found a reference in an unexpected book that they had been the shared home of Christopher Whall and Charles Spooner, Arts and Crafts architect and artist, and Ernest Jackson lived there and their families. This is where the phrase 'Arts and Crafts' was actually born. So the house had a special meaning. I delivered that project with a great deal of deliberate thoughfulness – it's one of the most modest projects, in scale, that I've done, but it's one of my favourites of them all." – Brian, 2020