Buckingham Road

Moxon Architects, London, 2011


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This project, in the De Beauvoir Conservation Area in East London, provides a new two storey extension in addition to the refurbishment of an existing town house

The material strategy treats the external surfaces of the extension as a sequence of timber panels, framed by a galvanised steel band.

This strategy also relates to the sequence of spaces within the house, where constrictions in an otherwise open plan have been controlled and manipulated to define the circulation and spatial hierarchy.

The rear extension replaced a pre-existing ‘hotch potch’ of additions with a single unifying form distinct from that of the principal building. The use of a green roof improves the visual coherence of the rear garden and provides additional ‘green habitat’ to the area of a significant size relative to the footprint of the property. The traditional elements of the facade remain; set comfortably against the proportions of the extension.


  • Begun: Jan 2011
  • Completed: Sep 2011
  • Floor area: 40m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £180,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Nov 2010
  • Procurement: JCT Intermediate 2009 rev.2
  • CO2 Emissions: 3391kg/m2/year
  • Address: 53 Buckingham Road, London, N1, United Kingdom

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