Block House

Mustard Architects, London, 2013

 

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The refurbishment and extension of a damp, dilapidated flat to provide a sustainable home

By extending and reconfiguring the plan, a spacious and light filled minimal home was created with open plan kitchen, dining and living areas opening directly to the outside.

Frameless triple-glazed windows and a large sliding door frame the garden with views from the front door increasing the sense of space and garden connection.

Industrial materials were exposed and celebrated such as black MDF for the kitchen, concrete blocks for the exposed blockwork walls and a concrete floor which also reduced construction costs.

Externally, black paint conceals and unifies the use of low cost bricks with existing brickwork.

A black painted core was created housing services, utility room, storage, WC, family bathroom and study contained behind the kitchen.

Data

  • Begun: Aug 2013
  • Completed: Dec 2013
  • Floor area: 61m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £169,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: May 2013
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works with Contractor's Design Portion 2011
  • Address: 15A Gap Road, London, SW18 9JG, United Kingdom

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