Lacy Brick

Pamphilon Architects, London, 2016

 

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A brick kitchen extension to a Victorian terraced house for a textiles designer

This is a quirky Edwardian house, sliced off at an angle by the adjoining road, resulting in an unusual layout and small kitchen.

A brick addition was chosen as the most sensitive material for the original building, complimenting the existing red bricks within the elevation. The height of the extension was defined by lining up the parapet with the top of the red brick header, to help tie new and old together.

The client, Lisa is a textiles designer and has a love of texture, colour and fun which the architects wanted to convey within the project whilst being very careful with the budget which was tight. In conjunction with Lisa they decided upon laying the bricks in a flemish bond with protruding headers creating what became referred to as a 'Lacy Brick' pattern. For the specific brick itself we settled upon 'Hectic Red' bricks by Weinerberger for their crumbly texture and extravert splotches of colour.

The main structure of the extension is timber frame, chosen as a cost effective and sustainable option whilst the bricks provide a durable and visually sensitive external skin.

Data

  • Begun: Jan 2016
  • Completed: Sep 2016
  • Floor area: 13m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £100,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Aug 2015
  • Procurement: JCT Home Owner
  • Address: Hermiston Avenue, Harringay, London, N8 8NL, United Kingdom

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