15 Durant Street

Architecture For London, London, 2016


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  • Proposed Ground Floor Plan    
  •  Proposed First Floor Plan    
  • Proposed Rear Elevation    
  • Proposed Section AA    
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  • Existing Ground Floor Plan    
  • Existing First Floor Plan    
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The refurbishment and extension of a private home in the Tower Hamlets conservation area

Aware that many nearby planning applications had been rejected, a balanced approach to the development was carried out in order to achieve a two-storey rear extension along with a more typical single storey side-infill.

Externally the house is ‘dressed’ at the lower level to respond to individual tastes, with a garden-facing extension clad in inclined slate.

The internal layout responds to the client's individual needs with the ground floor stepping down from the existing living area at the front to a new open-plan kitchen and dining area at the back.

The larger space forms generous, light-filled rooms for the family to enjoy and is connected straight onto the garden.

Soap-washed douglas fir floorboards are matched with cupboard doors in the kitchen, while copper detailing and exposed ply edges reinforce the air of warm, natural materials that pervades the home.


  • Begun: 2015
  • Completed: May 2016
  • Floor area: 125m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £250,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: 2015
  • Address: 15 Durant Street, London, E2 7BP, United Kingdom

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