Breakout Extension



Subscribe now to instantly view this image

Subscribe to the Architects’ Journal (AJ) for instant access to the AJ Buildings Library, an online database of nearly 2,000 exemplar buildings in photographs, plans, elevations and details.

Already a subscriber? Sign in


Dome Photography     Download Original

  • breakoutafter-02    
  • breakoutafter-01    
  • breakoutbefore    
  • breakoutafter-09    
  • breakoutafter-08    
  • breakoutafter-07    
  • breakoutafter-06    
  • breakoutafter-05    
  • breakoutafter-04    
  • breakoutafter-03    
  • breakout.ground_floor_plan_existing    
  • breakout.plan_after    
  • breakout.pictures_and_3d_models    

An extension in north London.

This small one-bedroomed flat, within the Crouch End Conservation Area, became too small on the arrival of the owners' first child. The tiny rear/side garden, with its skewed boundary fences, offered the only room for expansion.

Two extensions break out from the existing bedroom, responding to, and limited by the angles of the fences.

In a potentially darker corner the roof breaks out, by being prized open, and folded back, allowing the daylight in.


  • Begun: Feb 2017
  • Completed: Sep 2017
  • Floor area: 60m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £55,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Jun 2016
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: London, United Kingdom

Professional Team