Work on this prefabricated house in east London, designed by David Adjaye, is almost complete.
The timber-frame building, in De Beauvoir Town, Hackney, was largely constructed in just five days last summer by contractor Eurban, which specialises in an “engineered timber system” that can be speedily erected.
But although the unnamed owner is now living in the 150sq m property, not all the rooms are completed and final adjustments are being made.
Adjaye has a history of designing private houses, including a controversial scheme for journalist Janet Street-Porter, but this is his first collaboration with Eurban.
The solid timber system, which is made from spruce, is designed to improve thermal and acoustic performance and reduce the building’s carbon footprint.
Eurban claims that each cubic metre of timber saves almost a tonne of carbon dioxide emissions compared with a brick or block structure.