Tag: Islington

17
Feb

A new orangery provides a fine townhouse extension

Townhouse Orangery | Architect for Canonbury | North London

A fine Islington townhouse is being refurbished and enlarged. Currently, the raised ground floor entrance is detached from the main body of the house and re-establishes a new hierarchy for the house, which will reengage the lower floors. The main requirement is a new larger kitchen, which will be extended on the first floor to form an orangery extension. The additional space provided to the first floor will allow for a new dining room to be incorporated to the kitchen. To the top of the house the roof is being converted to form two additional bedrooms and new shower room. A panoramic loft room will provide framed views overlooking the city and the orangery will express themselves externally as a series dual pitched roofs providing considered massing to the rear of the house and avoid an overbearing boxy development to the rear.

01
Jul

Peek over the parapet

Infill Parapet Extension | Architecture for Tufnell Park | Islington

A new infill extension to a townhouse in Tufnell Park, Islington takes a sneaky peek over the parapet wall to catch the setting sun. The extension is set within a fine mature garden. The new kitchen has been relocated to frame views of the garden. To the West the sun setting is framed with a high level skylight which catches the warm setting sun.

18
Mar

Buying a Victorian workshop for your office? Add two floors of apartments to fund the mixed-use redevelopment.

Mixed-Use | Architects for Islington | Clerkenwell, East Central London

forresterarchitects have submitted a design feasibility study for a mixed-use development for a media company requiring new vibrant centrally located London headquarters. The refurbishment of an existing building requires re-planning to deal with their rapidly expanding business. Two new floors of private residential accommodation will be provided to add significant additional income in the funding of the development.

18
Nov

A new extension to a house in the Barnsbury Conservation Area.

Refurbishment & Extension | Architects for Islington | Barnsbury Conservation Area, North London

forresterarchitects have secured planning approval for the addition of a rear garden extension and roof dormer to a modern house in Islington. Located within the Barnsbury Conservation Area the purpose-built houses tend not to be added to. A modest design proposal has been approved to provide a large open plan ground floor with a large bedroom to the roof. The extension is clad in copper and compliments the red brick and tile of the wider environment.

18
Jun

An open plan ground floor to a house in Finsbury Park.

Open Plan Ground Floor | Architects for Islington | Finsbury Park, North London

forresterarchitects have submitted a planning application for a new open plan rear extension to a detached house in Finsbury Park. Internally the entire ground floor is reconfigured and internal walls were removed to provide a large open plan family room.

23
Jul

A long overdue refurbishment complete with new basement floor is added to a Villa in the Mercers Conservation Area.

Conservation Refurbishment | London Borough of Islington | Mercers Conservation Area, North London

One of our commercial client’s has retained our services for the full internal and external conservation refurbishment of their fine Victorian villa in Tufnell Park, North London. The brief was to conserve and enhance the original period features of the house. This involved the reinstatement of lost decorative features and decorating with paints from a Victorian palette to compliment the character of the house.

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