LocationClapton - UK
The remodelling of a 1930’s interwar mid-terrace family house in Clapton. The brief was to provide more open and flexible living space with a strong connection to the garden for a growing family.
Lamenting a strong connection to the outdoors was the driving force for the design. The existing house is extended to nestle into the banked earth of the garden, with a raised window seat bringing you level with the flora and fauna of a wildflower rain garden. The extension connects the kitchen and living space, opening itself up to the garden through a series of bespoke sash windows. The terrazzo kitchen worktop projects through to the garden creating a generous servery, perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining outside on long summer nights. The soft, warm palette of Oak and dusty pink terracotta is juxtaposed by a thin aluminium canopy that meanders across the rear elevation. It reaches in and out to provide tailored moments of shade and weather protection, funnelling into a bespoke hopper and rain chain, celebrating the sound of the rain.
The project is currently on site and due for completion later this year.
- Structural Engineering - Foster Structures