The traditional London ‘butterfly’ roof has been converted to provide a new master bedroom and twin shower-room to the top of the house. forresterarchitects were given a free rein in the design proposal however the client was keen to avoid the default mid-terraced dormer extension.
The key design feature, a large oval glazed roof-light, animates the interior of the new master bedroom, which acts like a sundial effect as the sun passes overhead. The sliding roof-light is electrically operated from the king-size bed and in the evening offers unrestricted views of the sky at night. Should the weather take a change for the worse the glazed roof-light closes over automatically.
The roof conversion is clad in a natural copper cladding. The copper cladding will over time oxidise and change from orange to green in the same manner as the roofs of the traditional roof architecture of London.
A cool white interior is complimented with flashes of colour expressed in the feature wall, which separates the master bedroom from the shower-room. Two enlarged clerestory windows provide increased day lighting to the bathroom. A twin-shower is set against a glass mosaic tiled wall, which provides a key feature to the new master suite. Only a frameless glass shower screen keeps the water away from a crisp white resin floor, which provides seamless continuity between the bathroom and master bedroom.
An east-facing terrace offers uninterrupted views across the city and an early morning sunrise.