A contemporary reimagining of a Victorian semi-detached home, priming it for a second lease of life.
Every project is a journey, starting from a relationship of mutual trust with the client, we were keen to expand the brief and push the envelope into being a little bit experimental.
New spaces needed to be flexible in order to future-proof and allow various types of occupancy.
In response, we were keen to make the architecture as adaptable as possible meaning if needed, the ground floor can act as a self-contained flat unto itself.
Diverting from the brief that was initially set we were keen to reflect for the house to manifest a sense of energy and exploration.
Leading through the house, its profile meanders and curves creating a neat variation in indoor and outdoor space. Expressed internally we were able to create varying levels of privacy; small intimate spaces such as a study and window seat areas that flank the main body of the house. Externally, the variation allows for lush pocket courtyard areas leading up to the rear garden.
A simple pallet of slim profile pale brick and wood veneer furnishes the house with a degree of tranquillity and poise. Contrasting to the roughness and regularity of the existing house, the repeating use of gentle curves runs throughout adding a contemporary and playful element to the house.