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A billowing steel home built beneath a London viaduct lists for £1.1m

Undercurrent Architects designed this billowing corten-steel clad home beneath a railway bridge in south London as a photographer’s live/work space.

Now on the market via The Modern House for £1,085,000, the two-bedroom London property takes over an infill plot beside – and under – a 19th-century brick viaduct, which gave rise to its unorthodox shape.

Atrium Studio Undercurrent Architects
Via The Modern House

Light is directed into the heart of the 1,600 sq ft home via sideways-facing windows and a long skylight at the front, illuminating the deep recesses of the arch. Pale wooden floors, glass balustrades and an all-white colour scheme help maximise the brightness of the space.

Rooms are stacked over three levels around an atrium and feature swooping curved walls. A large reception room takes centre stage with its soaring arched ceiling, and there’s a bedroom on the ground and first floor, as well as a mezzanine level study overlooking the living room.

Atrium Studio Undercurrent Architects
Via The Modern House

Noise from trains has been minimised by the practice, who added a ring of slender steel foils around the site to create a protective acoustic shell for its interior rooms.

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