Oxgangs Road Extension

Craig Amy Architect, Edinburgh, 2014

 

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An extension to an existing house in Edinburgh

The architect was approached by the clients of this detached bungalow in the south of Edinburgh to extensively redesign the ground floor and existing attic.

Although generally a well-proportioned property the existing kitchen was very cramped and out dated, so our proposals saw the kitchen and the dining room knocked together and then extended out to the side to form a new large open plan kitchen/dining/living room. The new ground floor accommodation also provided a new shower room and utility room.

The clients also wanted direct access to the garden but due to the large level change the architect needed to integrate a set of external steps into the design.

The extension sees a lightweight timber and glass structure cantilevering over the top of a solid brick base, which also forms the stepped access down. The roof also cantilevers to allow a frameless glass corner that is framed by Western Red Cedar cladding further adding to the lightness of the extension.

Internally, a large rooflight provides natural light to the kitchen and a wood burning stove adds a focal point in the new living space.

As part of the works the architect also fully reconfigured the existing attic to provide three new bedrooms, a bathroom and an en-suite.

Data

  • Begun: May 2013
  • Completed: Jan 2014
  • Floor area: 129m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £185,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Mar 2013
  • Procurement: Minor Works
  • Address: 18 Oxgangs Road, Edinburgh, EH10 7AX, United Kingdom

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