Billed as what has to be the narrowest house in London, the Slim House in Clapham is an architectural feat. Architects, Alma-nac, had to decide if continuing the terraced buildings on either side or totally redesigning the slim house. Terracing was found to be prohibitively expensive, so they decided instead to stagger the floors to make use of skylights.
The skylights solve the problem of the lack of light from outward facing walls, while the light coloured interiors magnify and bounce the light around the rooms. The Slim House is actually located in the stable access between two properties, with the extension to the rear and the gently sloping roof dotted with skylights. The architects have also managed to include an extra bedroom on the first floor as well as a study on the second floor. Amazing what can be done with such restrictions!