An ‘urban cottage’ on a 60 square meter site in Streatham. Robust materials conceal a private domain filled with sunlight. A brick garden wall completely encloses the site. Inside, glass doors fold back to make the ground floor living area and south facing courtyard garden one space. A zinc-clad bedroom and bathroom sit on the garden wall. The form of the dwelling comes from the need to reduce overshadowing of the surrounding gardens.