King's Cross House

NCA Neil Choudhury Architects, London, 2014

 

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An extension and remodeling within the constraints of a listed 1840s London terraced house

Creation of open family living space was only possible at basement level in this listed house.

The extension and remodelling included kitchen and dining space which are extended with a South facing sun room.

The sun room connects the living space to the rear yard where the ground level has been lowered to provide a private terrace hidden from neighbouring backyards.

New internal and external structures are all formed in exposed in-situ concrete to create a unified space and contrast with historic building fabric. The concrete roof slab is exposed internally and externally raised planters, a long bench and garden sheds are all formed in concrete. The concrete contrasts with a soft rubber crumb paving.

The extension has a sedum roof and a full width single pane walk on flush rooflight introducing light to the back of the original house.

Data

  • Begun: Sep 2013
  • Completed: Jun 2014
  • Floor area: 70m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £175,000
  • Tender date: Jul 2013
  • Procurement: JCT IC2011
  • Address: 13 Swinton Street, London, WC1X 9NL, United Kingdom

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