Client Aspirations
Our client wished to extend their existing 1950’s dwelling to accommodate a growing family. They desired open plan living, additional bedroom accommodation and the kitchen to be the main area within the home.
Existing dwelling constructed circa 1950’s within a dense residential development in a traditional style; overlooking of rear of site happens on most sides; small existing house; rear garden orientated at right angle to house
Our Response
Given the original house is small and cellular in layout, the proposal seeks to introduce one generous open plan space to the rear to relieve the otherwise compartmental feel. The composition of a window to each elevation is driven by functionalism and close attention to environment and sustainability. The main rear elevation faces northwards, so a west-facing high- level window is employed to illuminate what will become the new social heart of the house- bringing evening sun into the living/ kitchen/ dining space used heavily during all times of the day in a growing family home. Accommodation includes (added): open plan kitchen/dining/living, bathroom; master bedroom and en-suite; external courtyard.