Cullinan Studio designs “cracked open” UK house with gaps to let in the light

London architects Cullinan Studio has built a house in Amersham, England, that is split it into sections to allow light to flood its interiors through the glazed gaps.

Called Push-Pull house, it has an open and light interior while the exterior remains in keeping with the area’s protected 1930s Arts and Crafts residential architecture.

This visual continuity was combined with modern construction methods. Push-Pull House is made from a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure that designed in collaboration with timber specialists Eurban.

Taking these robust Arts and Crafts structures as a starting point, Cullinan Studio took a traditional house form and pulled it into three parts.

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