Garden Room House

Paul McAneary Architects, London, 2014

 

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The expansion of a family home to create a glazed garden space

Garden Room House has expanded a London based family’s living space by exploring the garden as a transformable and completely integrated framed glass room. 

A glass walk way connects a single storey family room at the rear of the garden to an open naturally-lit kitchen, creating a central courtyard bound on three sides by living space and fully retractable glass doors.

The structural design permits both corners to be completely free of supports, allowing the garden to become a fundamental element of the living space.

A straight band of hidden LED lighting runs the length of the house beneath a continuous semi arched ceiling, it folds at the far end to give a sense of scale and orientation above a clean, repetitive and geometric storage wall below. 

From the concept to the detailing, this design is about creating connections throughout the entire living space; enabling an ease of family living for the client in a warm minimalist environment that utilises every possible inch of a terrace plot. 

Data

  • Begun: Feb 2014
  • Completed: Sep 2014
  • Floor area: 117m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £245,000
  • Tender date: Jan 2014
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works Contract
  • Address: Kew, London, TW9 , United Kingdom

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