19 Theberton Street

Robert Dye Architects , London, 2013

 

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Basement extension to a grade II listed georgian terrace house

The extension is built under the entire garden in a design that rebalances narrow vertical family spaces for their brief for modern living - but without impacting the listed structure. The gardenwas removed and replaced on top of a fully insulated, well-ventilated concrete and masonry box to provide a new family chill-out space.

In one corner a volume, built from reclaimed bricks, houses new shower / utility space to make a third storey underpinning under the old rear ‘closet’ wing. By separating the garden completely from the house, this extruded masonry box is expressed vertically through fritted structural glazing that makes a bridge for access from the ground level to the walled garden; and the southerly aspect allows angled sun to penetrate the new lower level throughout the day.

Data

  • Begun: Oct 2012
  • Completed: Apr 2013
  • Floor area: 30m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £238,000
  • Tender date: Apr 2012
  • Procurement: Traditional - JCT Intermediate Building Contract with Contractor's Design 2011
  • Address: 19 Theberton Street, London, N1 0QY, United Kingdom

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