Ingersoll Road

McLaren Excell, London, 2014

 

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Extension and refurbishment of a Victorian terraced house in Shepherd’s Bush

This project was about making something extraordinary out of the very ordinary, with aspirations beyond the planning-friendly aesthetics of a terraced house extension.

Insitu concrete was chosen for floors, walls and ‘furniture’ elements – as much for its free-form use as the desire to build in thermal mass.

Concrete determined all other material decisions, with Corten steel and Grey Elm providing the necessary contrast.

The ground floor comprises of a kitchen and formal living rooms, arranged around a central fulcrum with circulation to either side. Each space flows into the other and extended floor finishes break down the differentiation between rooms, becoming landings, seats or bookshelves. Corners, windows seats and benches have been designed for a young family as places for playing, sitting, reading or talking, and a large window projects invitingly into the garden.

The loft has a very different, more ethereal feel with a reductive palette of white-washed Douglas Fir boards, light walls and exposed brickwork.

Data

  • Begun: Nov 2013
  • Completed: Oct 2014
  • Floor area: 190m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £200,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Oct 2013
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • CO2 Emissions: -kg/m2/year
  • Address: 25 Ingersoll Road, London, W12 7BE, United Kingdom

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