Casa Fei

Waind Gohil Architects
London, 2010

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  • Begun: Feb 2010
  • Completed: Sep 2010
  • Floor area: 70m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £190,000
  • Address: 29 Airedale Avenue, London, W4 2NW, United Kingdom

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The brief was to modify a Victorian townhouse to incorporate a substantially glazed structure for cooking, eating and living

Maximising natural light and connectivity to the garden is achieved with the extensive use of structural glass and lightweight timber external walls combining to provide an elegantly ‘balanced’ structure and a space which flows into the landscaped garden.

The kitchen island takes a dynamic, triangular form in response to the garden design.

The visible structure is reduced to an absolute minimum with the glass balustrade to the first floor terrace acting structurally in forming the beam support for the glass structure and door opening below.

Glass fins for additional support beneath the terrace were tapered to a minimum. Any framing required was powder coated black to minimise its apparent thickness, and new solid sections of external wall are clad with Iroko timber to striking effect.