This rear extension was designed for a large Victorian terrace in Hackney, London with a north facing garden. The extension provides a new open-plan kitchen/dining, and living space that opens up to the rear garden.
Maximising daylight to the extension was key to the success of the project and various innovative design methods were employed to achieve this. The resulting form of the building is quite sculptural, giving the extension a strong identity and creating a pleasing connection with the garden to the rear. The Architectural approach is also extended to the garden planters, steps and landscaping creating a unifying vision.
A warm interior pallete of reclaimed hardwood parquet floor, reclaimed Iroko worktops and geometrical patterned tiles brings character to the interior and contrasts with the crisp angled forms of the exterior. The re-use of materials is not only sustainable, but gives the building its own unique patina and character.
A strong example of how thoughtful architectural design can transform a previously sub-standard living experience, creating an outstanding contemporary architectural solution.