middleton road

office sian architecture + design, london, 2015


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  • Proposed Lower Ground Floor plan    
  • Proposed upper floor Plans    
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  • Proposed Front and Rear Elevations    
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The refurbishment of an existing terrace house in London

The project at Middleton Road involved the refurbishment of an existing terrace house, with an emphasis on creating a warm and welcoming living and kitchen area for the lower ground floor.

Inspiration was taken from an existing rear conservatory, which was demolished to make way for the new kitchen/dining area.

The original conservatory was constructed with low exposed brick walling and timber-framed glazing panels. With a simple palette of materials to work with, a concept was developed which drew upon the original aesthetic of the conservatory, and in turn reformed to the needs of a young family, and a client with a strong artistic background.

A large open-plan kitchen and living area is flooded with light and offers generous views to the rear garden. The warmth and texture of the natural materials is enhanced and ever-changing throughout the day, and according to the changing light conditions.

The long flank wall to the extension act as an artist's canvas, where there is space for small artworks to be placed in an ad-hoc fashion. A brickwork floor and internal face of the rear wall frames a view to the garden and towards the client's studio.


  • Begun: May 2014
  • Completed: Mar 2015
  • Floor area: 58m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £163,993
  • Funding: private
  • Tender date: Jan 2014
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: 134 Middleton Road, london, e8 3nf, United Kingdom

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