Boucher House

Paul Archer Design, London, 2011

 

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Existing is a well-proportioned Victorian house, set on a generous plot in Putney. Full width ground floor extension comprised of interlocking boxes and overlapping two sets of sliding doors

Due to the site’s width compared to most townhouses, we were able to get both the kitchen and the dining space to have a direct relationship with the garden. The new building is of two interlocking boxes, one that houses the dining space, the other the kitchen.

One box is higher, and the other pushes out further into the garden. Each box has three very large sliding doors but the two end doors overlap in the center of the elevation. This creates a very unusual arrangement that allows all six panels to stack in front of each other in the center of the space.

As we are well away from the neighbours, we have run a strip of glass up the walls and across the roof, this gives a very clear distinction of new and old whilst getting in lots of light. The scheme was originally designed to have a basement below the new extension - and has been designed so that you could potentially add this in the future.

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  • Begun: Mar 2010
  • Completed: Jan 2011
  • Floor area: 77m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £25,000
  • Tender date: Nov 2009
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works Building Contract with contractor's design 2011
  • Address: 15 Dealtry Road, London, SW15 6NL, United Kingdom

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