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Dec

Our nonconformist house extension is shortlisted for Don’t Move, Improve! 2016

Don’t Move Improve | Architect for Hackney | Stoke Newington, North London

Our Harcombe house extension in Stoke Newington has been shortlisted by New London Architecture for a Don’t Move Improve 2016 award.

A modern interpretation of the London Roof it provides a modern and unique language for the rear of the mid terraced house. Internally the roof structure is expressed as exposed timber rafter with a plywood ceiling which adds a simple but natural warmth to the interior. The roof construction avoids the traditional cold roof construction of slate tile; instead a single ply polymeric roof membrane is used to provide a well insulated lightweight warm roof construction.

As part of the reconfiguration works the kitchen has moved into the middle of the house floor plan. A new open plan galley kitchen provides  connection between the lounge to the rear and the dining room which has now moved to the front bay windowed room. The dining room is now perfectly orientated for the early morning sun-rise to the East and ideal for breakfast. A large hexagonal glass window frames views of the small urban garden from the living room to the West.

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