Malpas Road

Checa Romero Architects, London , 2015

 

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An extension to a mid-terrace Victorian dwelling house

Checa Romero Architects was initially commissioned to redesign the lower level of this Victorian mid-terrace house through the addition of a single story extension into part of the expansive rear garden. Once construction had begun, the brief extended to the outside providing the opportunity for a cohesive language between the two spaces.

The space had to be versatile, able to adapt itself to the needs of two busy journalists, provide the dining and seating area but also allow productive working and inspiration.

The glass elements serve a dual purpose; harnessing maximum light from the South East-facing garden and further encouraging the connection with the external space. The eye is automatically drawn along the white concrete lines and guided to the seating area beyond.

Carefully selected bricks knit the extension into the body of the property for a sympathetic, cohesive finish. The frameless side window gives a clean and settled finish whilst the full height rear door is unique and bold yet unobtrusive.

Data

  • Begun: Jun 2014
  • Completed: Sep 2015
  • Floor area: 85m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £65,000
  • Procurement: JCT Design and build
  • Address: Malpas Road, Brockley , London , SE4 1DH, United Kingdom

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