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British stock brick

On Tuesday night architect Jamie Fobert spoke at the Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto. Fobert’s practice is based in London, but he is a graduate of the Daniels Faculty well before it was called that.

I unfortunately wasn’t able to attend, but I did get on to looking at his work. And I want to share two of his projects that stood out for me. Both are in London.

The first is the Luker House:


And the second is the Levring House:


What I love is how subtle the detailing is in both projects. The Luker House uses a “British stock brick” to mimic its context. But at the same time, it is applied in such a minimal way that the project feels entirely contemporary.

You can see that same philosophy in the Levring House, which was built to complete an historic mews house.

Finding the right balance between old and new is not always easy. But I like how Jamie Fobert has done it with these two London homes.

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