From the architect. Intended for a reputable silversmith and QC the brief called for complete renovation and extension to provide a dining area and garden room. This Grade II listed building is located in the prominent Colebrook row conservation area.
Proposed Lower Ground Floor Plan
Conceived as a series of jewelled boxes carefully inserted into the existing fabric, the proposals open up and revitalise what was a series of dark disjointed spaces. Timber and concrete have been combined in a simple palette of materials that wrap around the existing fabric, inviting the user through the space and into the garden. The remaining period architectural features are retained and celebrated whilst the rear addition utilises a double canted wildflower roof to bounce light deep into the floor plate.
Proposed Ground Floor Plan
From the moment you enter the building, the resin/concrete floor guides you through the living spaces into the garden. The design intends to suck the garden into the building and push the living space out into the private sunken garden.