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Duke of York Garden Units
Ioana Marinescu Download Original
- Begun: Sep 2011
- Completed: Jun 2012
- Floor area: 27m2
- Sector: House
- Total cost: £125,000
- Funding: Private
- Procurement: JCT Minor Works Building Contract
- Address: Mile End, London, E3, United Kingdom
Two new extensions and two new external spaces for a residential converted pub
vPPR Architects have completed works to a neglected backyard of a converted pub located in a Conservation area in Mile End, London. Owned by a busy couple with two young children and another on its way, the family was looking to increase internal space and upgrade the dilapidated external areas.
Following a feasibility study, vPPR have completed four interventions to unify the ad hoc backyard: two internal rooms – a flexible play space extending from the existing kitchen, and an office where the parents can work from home while keeping an eye on the children across the garden; and two external spaces – including an interconnecting patio, like a stage on to which all the spaces look out, and a hidden roof terrace accessed by a spiral staircase.
The individual rooms can completely open up to create seamless transitions between inside and outside. The project’s identity is reinforced at a detail scale through a diamond grid applied to all surfaces.