Bespoke extension to existing house; modernize the existing kitchen and create an open plan living space; connection to the garden; increase the natural light throughout the house; additional internal alterations to improve the circulation flow functionality of the home
Existing dwelling located within a densely populated built up residential area
The proposal adopts a contemporary modern design approach that allows the original dwelling to still be read primarily, whilst utilising the same red brick material for the extension to give it a sense of belonging to the host dwelling intrinsically via its common palette of finishes. The proposed design of the extension further references the original host dwelling in adopting the arch which features on the main gable of the house. The proposed design utilises the arch as a recurring element in the fenestration of the extension. The arch is an inherent structural method of brick both historically and contextually, and so it ties in comfortably with this particular context which is heavily dominated by red brick, and ultimately bestows a sense of permanence and durability to the extension which is in keeping with the surroundings, whilst also being aesthetically pleasing.