51a Gloucester Crescent

John Glew Architects, London, 2010

 

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Wedge shaped, zinc clad extension to a 1950s mock Georgian house, and reorganisation of the existing building

The two-storey timber-framed extension clad in silver-blue anodised zinc is squeezed into a space between the two existing buildings.

Vertically emphasised timber fenestration has been added to the exterior of the existing house. New oak framed windows with retained stucco frames match those of the extension.

Inside, the reconfigured plan has created three additional rooms–a sitting room, a pantry and a bedroom with a bath.

The plan form of the new extension has been determined by party wall negotiations and the need to accommodate the length of a double bed, the irregular site geometry creating a distorted and exaggerated horizontal and vertical internal perspective, acknowledged in the design.

Vertically emphasised windows allow more light into the previously dark interior, opening up views to the front and back gardens and beyond, while throughout, brass light fittings and grey zinc-plated ironmongery provide a series of faint dotted elements placed strategically on the plain wall surfaces.

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  • Completed: Apr 2010
  • Floor area: 25m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £170,000
  • Address: 51a Gloucester Crescent, London, NW1 7EG, United Kingdom

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