Facet House

Platform 5 Architects, London, 2015


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  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Rear elevation    
  • Side elevation    
  • Before and after plans including view to garden    
  • Utility WC visual    
  • Bathroom visual    
  • Rear elevation section detail    

A singles-storey extension to a Victorian terraced house

We created a single-storey rear extension that introduced a large sociable kitchen and dining space for the client. The faceted plan and section opens up and links the internal and external spaces, framing views to the garden beyond.

The faceted geometry continues into the floor finishes by mixing white porcelain tiles with oak parquet to define the wet and dry areas. The extension, linked to the entrance hall with a spine wall clad in tongue and grooved timber, reveals a number of ancillary spaces such as coat and shoe storage, utility and WC.

The project transforms the house, elegantly dealing with the functional and storage requirements of the client whilst creating a light-filled, dynamic living space re-engaging the interior with the garden.


  • Begun: Jun 2014
  • Completed: Oct 2015
  • Floor area: 132m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £238,000
  • Funding: n/a
  • Tender date: Apr 2014
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works with Contractor’s Design 2011
  • Address: 32 Terrace Road, London, E9 7ES, United Kingdom

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