House Within A House with Almanac Architects
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In this episode I talk to Tristan Wigfall, one of the co-founders of the London based architecture studio, Almanac. We talk about their recently completed project House Within A House.

The project looks like a new house that has been inserted into a Victorian terrace, but it is in fact a renovation of what used to be a rather ugly 1950’s property. Almanac have cleverly concealed the house in an entirely new skin, not only making it bigger and more visually appealing, but also managing to preserve of a lot of materials that would otherwise have gone to landfill.

It is a very inventive project, from a practice that have come to be known for their imaginative ways of working with challenging sites, and with projects like Slim House, In-Betweeny House and Wedge House, they turn convention on its head.

At the end of the episode, I ask Tristan the three questions I ask all my podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?

If you would like to find out more about House Within a House, you can see pictures and drawings of the project on the episode page at 

I hope you enjoy listening.

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