Contemporary side extension_2016

This is an infill project, in which a new ground floor living space was created. The ‘side extension’ typology is ubiquitous throughout London’s Victorian housing stock, but whilst it results in a gain in overall space, it can result in a reduced quality of space. This is particularly true of the ‘middle room problem’, where a side extension inevitably diminishes the light to the centre of the plan.

The starting point of this project was to think of the ground floor as two separate but connectable spaces. The new full width kitchen and dining area connects to the sitting room and hall at two points allowing for a circulation and social interaction between the two. An existing apple tree in the garden was the starting point of a new axis, from the middle room to the garden. We used an eaves glazing window / roof-light to maximise the view to the sky from within along this axis, and a series of roof-lights to provide a rhythm of light to the spaces below.

 

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