Whole House is a house full of contradictions: a house with large ideas on a small garage site. A house with no windows that is flooded with light. The elevation of a traditional domestic house on a non-traditional street setting. A unique house for a developer client.
This new house fits within a land-locked plot behind Victorian terrace housing in Hackney, London. Its asymmetric pitched roof features a bespoke terraced garden and light shafts down to the lower floor to create a light-filled and unique home and studio for the resident artists.
A burnt timber extension to a private home in St John's Wood, London, re-configuring the layout and adding a rear extension to the flat, to provide a home more suitable for a growing family.
Hampstead Beach House
This house in North London was extended and reorganised to create a series of bright, well-connected spaces with new windows and light natural material finishes.
This extension to a private house in Hammersmith, west London sets out to playfully challenge the existing house’s Victorian order.
This extension to a private house in East London reinterprets the pitched roof of the original building creating a unique form that belies the extension’s scale but enclose intimate spaces that embrace the programmes and patterns of modern day family life. The design includes a dramatic polished concrete kitchen island and stepped terraces.
The starting point of this design was the placement of a single material insert - a black tray; a room laid into the garden cheek-by-jowl against the grain of the existing Victorian House. The walls and floor of the new black brick tray were then carved away to create connections between the inside of the house and the garden; expanding the garden in to the house and the kitchen into the garden.
The radical re-organisation of the accommodation in this traditional Victorian building pivots around the insertion of a new external courtyard and glazed box room in the centre of the ground-floor plan. A new deck over the rear of the plot provides a roof terrace, while gaps in the deck allow slithers of light to penetrate into the studio below.
This annex provides separate accommodation for the client’s elderly parent and a new, shared terrace to the rear of the existing house. The design takes the form of a textured and glazed brick chimney, which although attached to the main house makes a private and subtle addition.
This design for the replacement of a single-storey return to a terraced house in London's east-end is a formal mutation to the language of the existing roof-scape; a design that straddles boundary lines but twists in plan and section to face the sun.
The design for this house reorders its relationship to the garden. By sinking the kitchen into the ground and pushing the back of the house out it reorganises the functional requirements of the home into a series of furniture items wrapping around the space.
The floor was lowered in this extension to a Victorian property, to provide a mid level between the new front entrance and the basement extension. The introduction of a new stepped level fits in with the original building’s split-levels.
The design for the remodelling of this one bedroom apartment in a Regency-styled, West-London terrace included bespoke cabinetry clad with an industrial black rubber.
Suburban, developer-led, cul-de-sacs of the 1980s and 90s leave much of the urban design and architectural fraternity reeling. This project provided a rare opportunity to provide a ‘non-pastiche’, pastiche extension to such a now-established norm in British housing.