This small dwelling sits on a very thin site in an area which once housed a few redundant railway carriages. Indeed one remains to this day on the adjacent site. Given this context, it is hardly surprising that a railway carriage formed the inspiration for the design; compartments or rooms to one side of a corridor, all sitting beneath a barrel vaulted roof.
Obviously it’s a little more subtle than that. The ‘corridor’ is relatively short and there is a large open-plan dining / kitchen plus separate lounge (in the shape of a perfect square). The concept for the roof was that it should ‘float’ above 2 metre high walls so as to provide copious light and privacy with a pleasing aesthetic. Unfortunately that idea got watered down, but the reference to a railway carriage endured.