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Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for a Penthouse, London
Some Nice Ideas for a Penthouse
2015
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement, Dundee
Some Nice Ideas for Dundee
2013
➲ Houses and a Tenement
➲ Studio in Blackness
➲ Rural Workshop
➲ House inspired by Tower Houses
➲ Stochastic Garden
Thomas Deckker Architect: Offices for a Brazilian Company, London
Offices for a Brazilian Company
London
2011-12
Thomas Deckker Architect: Duval Renovation, Brasília
Duval Apartment Renovation
Brasília, Brazil
2009-10
Thomas Deckker Architect: landscape urbanism, Abu Dhabi
Some Nice Ideas for Abu Dhabi
2010
Thomas Deckker Architect: 2 Development Studies, London
2 Development Studies
London
2004
Thomas Deckker: Magalhães House
Magalhães House
QL18, Brasília, Brazil
1997 - 2001
Thomas Deckker: Moore House Project
Moore House Project
Algarve, Portugal
1994-95
superquadra model
Superquadra Penthouses
Brasília, Brazil
1993 - 2001
Thomas Deckker: Magalhães Project
Magalhães Project
QI26, Brasília, Brazil
1993-95
Thomas Deckker: Thompson House
Thompson House Project
Cambridge, England
1992
Thomas Deckker: Camara Municipal Competition Entry 1989
3 Competition Entries for Brazil
1989-90
Thomas Deckker Architect: 'Brasília' Table
'Brasília' Table
1990
Thomas Deckker: Soares Apartment Renovation
Soares Apartment Renovation
Brasília, Brazil
1987
Thomas Deckker: Moore House
Moore House
Gerrards Cross, England
1984-87
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement, Dundee
Design Sketch
Houses and a Tenement

The site I had in mind was for this project was Windsor Street, Dundee, where a magnificent early-nineteenth century terrace is faced with depressing development from the 1970s, when so much destruction was wrought on Dundee. These new houses, sadly, do not represent any convincing relationship with the the context (a beautiful terrace), the view (magnificent, across the Tay) or the pubic space of the street.

Tenement, Dundee photograph © Thomas Deckker 2011
Tenement, Dundee
photograph © Thomas Deckker 2011
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement, Dundee
Design Sketch
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement, Dundee
Design Sketch
I proposed instead a long terrace of tall narow houses stepping down the street, each with a small entrance court in which a car can be parked and whcih can be supervised from the kitchen. This plan form allows for a beautiful double height entrance hall opening from the court and considerable variation on how the ground floor plan is occupied.

Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement, Dundee
Design Sketch
These houses are similar in type to the unbuilt Thompson House Project in Cambridge.

Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement, Dundee
Design Sketch
I proposed a tenement for the top end of the street, at the junction with Perth Road. This block would maintain the larger scale and mixed use of the main road. The top floor can be a penthouse apartment making the most of the magnificent view of the Tay Rail Bridge.

Thomas Deckker: Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee
Tay Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee
photograph © Thomas Deckker 2012