Concrete House

Studio Gil, London, 2014

 

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Residential extension and conversion in Mile End, East London

The architect was commissioned by the owner of a Victorian terraced house within a conservation area. The proposed solution consisted of creating an ‘infill’ rear extension with connecting views right throughout the house, whilst also creating a physical connection with the existing rear garden.

The project takes an explicit interest in engaging with existing and proposed surface and materials in an honest way. A selective palette of proposed materials comprising of white concrete, finish face plywood, reclaimed Iroko timber, and brushed steel was chosen and applied to various surfaces and finishes throughout to complement the existing brickwork and timber construction of the house.

Concrete and Iroko timber from the internal palette of materials are extended into the garden surfaces forming utilitarian roles such as planters, benching, barbecue, and storage.

The garden is conceived as an external room that will be frequented as much as the internal spaces.

Data

  • Begun: Jun 2013
  • Completed: Apr 2014
  • Floor area: 70m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £180
  • Funding: private residential
  • Tender date: May 2013
  • Procurement: Traditional contract, JCT Minor Works 2011
  • Address: 410 Roman Road, London, E3, United Kingdom

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