A considered piece of architecture that engages with its setting

Catherine Slessor, Architects' Journal

Wembury Mews

This compact 68 square metre floor area 2 storey house designed by Russell Jones is nestled into land to the rear of a 5 storey listed building facing a quiet cobbled mews. Volumes are carefully handled to make the most of the tiny site constrained by overlooking neighbours on most elevations, including the incorporation of a courtyard space and strategically positioned glazing. Wienerberger Marziale brick with lime mortar was selected for all external and internal structural walls and rigorously set out to avoid cutting. Hand-built construction suited the inaccessible location. Precast concrete paviors and structural features were made in pale concrete to match the brickwork together with Douglas Fir joinery features; stairs and fittings.

Wembury Mews

This compact 68 square metre floor area 2 storey house designed by Russell Jones is nestled into land to the rear of a 5 storey listed building facing a quiet cobbled mews. Volumes are carefully handled to make the most of the tiny site constrained by overlooking neighbours on most elevations, including the incorporation of a courtyard space and strategically positioned glazing. Wienerberger Marziale brick with lime mortar was selected for all external and internal structural walls and rigorously set out to avoid cutting. Hand-built construction suited the inaccessible location. Precast concrete paviors and structural features were made in pale concrete to match the brickwork together with Douglas Fir joinery features; stairs and fittings.