The Modern Side Extension

Coffey Architects, London, 2014

 

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Residential side extension to a Victorian property

No columns, no dodgy glazed infills, no ostentatious materials. The Modern Side Extension is an uncompromisingly modern solution to the expansion of a terraced home.

The project is constructed from brick, glass and aluminium bi-fold sliding doors.

The modernity is borne of a seemingly effortless structural solution that allows the existing volume of the house to slip past a brick pier, a continuation of the party wall.

The composition is a subtle game of solid and void, breaking down the threshold between new and old, inside and outside.

The resulting typological solution can be replicated on adjacent properties, the pitched roof maintaining good relations with the neighbours.

The project shows that one of the smallest and most feared of residential projects can become transformative architecture.

Data

  • Begun: May 2014
  • Completed: Oct 2014
  • Floor area: 104m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £203,775
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Feb 2014
  • Procurement: JCT MWD 2011
  • Address: 6 Creighton Road, London, NW6 6ED, United Kingdom

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