The ‘middle room problem’ is an issue we often face in residential reconfigurations and extensions. How can you make a space bigger without making another space more enclosed and darker?
This project address this problem, by retaining the original view from the middle room through the new side extension with a continuous wrap-around glazed element. Folding from the base of the garden, across the roof of the side return, to the top of the original midde room window, this spine of light allows the centre of the house is as brightly lit as before.
The island unit doubles as a hearth, with welsh slate used for both as a material counterpoint to the ceramic tiles, and brick portal.