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Thomas Deckker Architect: Standard House Types, Brasília
Standard House Types, Brasília
2020
Thomas Deckker Architect: 3 Tower House Projects
3 Tower House Projects
2018-20
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>
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 Penthouse Project
Brasília, Brazil
1993 - 2001
Thomas Deckker: Clínica de Câncer, Brasília
Clínica de Câncer, Brasília
SHLS, Brasília, Brazil
1995
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.

I proposed to replace these ugly 1970s hosues with a tenement and a terrace of houses that would match the early-nineteenth century terrace in scale and urban civility. The houses are similar in type to the unbuilt Thompson House Project in Cambridge but joined to form a terrace facing south and taking advantage of the light and view.
Thomas Deckker: Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee
Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee
photograph © Thomas Deckker 2012
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement

Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement, Dundee
Design Sketch

Houses
I proposed instead a long terrace of tall narrow houses stepping down the street, each with a small entrance court in which a car can be parked and which 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

Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement

Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement, Dundee
Design Sketch

Tenement
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.

The top floor would be one apartment with an entire south-facing suite of rooms. Each of these rooms would have truncated pyramid roofs to bring light into the plan and define special places within the rooms.
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement

Roger Pratt: Coleshill (demolished)
Floor Plan

The plan of Coleshill contains an enfilade of major rooms with a lateral corridor spaning the entre width of the house. The main staircase and minor rooms lie on the other side of the corridor which gives access to them.

This arrangment creates a discipline in the plan which allows the house to be used with different degrees of formality.