A refurbishment and extension of a 2- storey flat located within a Victorian terraced house. The extension is part single storey and part two storey and forms a new facade facing the garden. Materials are concrete and brick.
no access to top floor (max visitors 10)
Gundry & Ducker Architecture Ltd,
The project is constructed from 2 main materials, concrete and black brick. A simple structural frame of concrete walls and square and circular columns is infilled internally with either bricks or painted plaster. The concrete ceilings is left exposed. Externally the rear facade is lined in black bricks.
Windows are painted steel. The tones of the brick and concrete are reflected in the internal joinery. Cupboards are formed from black Valchromat and a Oak floor is stained down to complement the concrete. The bathroom is lined in blue-grey granite.
The extension replaces a collection of ramshackle lean-tos which were built against the rear of the original house.
The brief was to provide a large family room facing the garden and a work room at first floor level. A utility room and the bathroom are placed in the lightless centre of the house. The work room is created with a corner window to give a view over the rear gardens. Whilst designed to be a independent entity the extension is intended to reflect the simple robustness of the host victorian building.