Pocket House

In this episode George is joined by the architect Ty Tikari, who founded the London studio Tikari Works with his wife Nicola. They talk about Pocket House, a small home designed on what was formerly a double garage and located on a typical Victorian street in London.

George really likes solution-based projects, and this is a classic example of solving, what was in this case, a small plot overlooked on three sides by other houses, to create a house that feels spacious and private. Tikari Works have been experts in turning constraints on their head on this project.

In this case they were so happy with the solutions, originally being developed for the family that owned the plot and lived next door, that part way through the designs, they ended up buying the plot and developing it for themselves to live in with their two children!

At the end of the episode, George asks Ty the three questions he asks all his 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?

We hope you enjoy listening!