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architectural model

architectural model

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Card (paper), plywood and plastic

  • Museum number:

    CD.34-2017

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Located on a street in London’s Chelsea area famous for its late-nineteenth century houses and studios inhabited by the likes of Oscar Wilde, Whistler and John Singer Sargent, the Red House is a striking modern addition. Taking its name from its red marble façade – in keeping with the bright red brick of most of the houses in the street – the Red House is Tony Fretton’s most critically acclaimed London building.

The front elevation has a slightly protruding ground level, with centrally place double garage doors, and is mounted by a shallow but high bay window that affords a view down the street to the River Thames. There are very substantial living quarters, with a staff apartment, several lounges and sitting rooms, a study, a great staircase, a garden and a roof terrace with a hot house and hot tub.

This model is typical of the quick in-house study models, made of card and cheap materials, that Tony Fretton produces in his office.

Physical description

Architectural model of a house

Materials and Techniques

Card (paper), plywood and plastic

Dimensions

Length: 327 mm, Width: 570 mm, Height: 370 mm

Descriptive line

Architectural model of the Red House, Chelsea, London, by Tony Fretton, c. 1997

Categories

Architectural models

Collection

Design, Architecture and Digital Department

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