Category: Interior Design

06
May

A garden pergola provides inspiration for a new East London extension

Pergola Extension | Architects for Newham | East Ham, East London

The new rear garden pergola extension is perfectly orientated. The garden enjoys sunshine from the early morning sunrise through to the late evening as the Sun travels uninterrupted across the sky to the West. The extension will enhance and create a visual dialogue between the house, the garden and the sky beyond. A series of layers to the facade frame views and connectivity to the garden. An exposed roof structure extends into the garden to form a garden pergola providing a passive solar shading device to the interior.

12
Apr

A new addition to the garden vernacular

Garden Studio Extension | Architects for Oxford | Temple Cowley, Oxford

The new garden studio extension provides a considered design solution to a corner plot in Oxford. Initial feasibility studies have ruled out a conventional rear extension. Due to the site constraints, imposed by the irregular property demise, any rear extension would obstruct access into the rear garden or potentially be problematically located adjacent to the garden of the neighbouring property. The front-side garden offers a significant and viable alternative location for a new garden studio extension.

25
Feb

A little gem in the Canonbury Conservation Area frames views of an easterly sky

Glazed Facet Extension  | Architects for Islington | Canonbury Conservation Area

A faceted glazed structure provides a simple concept for a new extension to a Canonbury townhouse. A series of angles provide a rich sculptural form which is developed further to define the new garden lounge extension. The angles to the facade provide a notional subdivision for the different functions within the space which in turn inform the language of facade and the extent of privacy to the rear.

12
Nov

A riverfront Townhouse reorientated to focus on the Swan River

 Riverview Townhouse | Architects for Perth, Australia | Claremont, Perth

A terrace of riverside townhouse’s are desirable for their perfect location on the banks of the Swan River. The newly purchase townhouse has lost its 1970’s charm. There is great potential to enliven the simple interior with period fixture and fittings and recreate a modern open plan environment. The upper floor bedrooms are reconfigured to provide simple ensuite facilities. The living room, kitchen and dining space are reorientated to form a new focal point for the house, the ever changing Swan River.

13
Oct

A double-storey extension is proposed to West Hampstead garden

Two Storey Garden Extension | Architects for Camden | West Hampstead, London

A two storey rear extension is proposed to a fine West Hampstead maisonette, to replace the inadequate existing extension. The new design will rationalise the hierarchy of the maisonette with living rooms to the raised ground floor and bedrooms to the lower ground floor. In planning terms, the 45 degree rule has been applied as a guide to determine an acceptable form for the new rear garden extension to prevent undue loss of daylight to neighbouring properties, to avoid excessive overshadowing of gardens, and preserve a reasonable standard of outlook.

 

17
May

Two neighbours add a roof top extension to double the area of their maisonette.

Roof Top Extension  | Architects for Camden | Camden Square Conservation Area

The owners of the top floor flats to Cliff Road, together, aim to improve the quality of the existing housing stock. Each flat currently provides one bedroom accommodation. Both flats, as part of the planning submission, will carry out a full refurbishment as part of the works as each property requires modernisation. Both flats will be modestly reconfigured to improve the accommodation and improve the sanitary provision. A new roof extension is proposed to the existing flat roof terrace and provides new bright and airy living rooms to the new roof space.

11
Aug

A blue steel truss mezzanine transforms a single storey cottage refurbishment.

Blue Steel Mezzanine  | Architects for Camden | Highgate, North West London

A small cottage in our client’s garden was under utilised but held great potential; that potential has now been realised. A new blue steel mezzanine has been inserted to run the length of the cottage to provide a significant increase in usable floor area. The cottage interior has enlivened to provide a simple but bold stand-alone accommodation for the in-laws. When the cottage is not being used by guests it retains the flexibility to provide a study area for the client’s daughters. Or in the evening it can be used as a party venue following dinner parties or where everyone can watch a film. To assist in the flexibility of space clever joinery will be incorporated to conceal the beds when they are not in use.

05
Jun

Picture framed views of Canonbury through a new Orangery extension.

Townhouse Orangery | Architect for Canonbury | North London

A fine Islington townhouse in Canonbury is being refurbished and enlarged by forresterarchitects. A new large kitchen is being extended on the first floor to form a largely glazed orangery. With unrestricted views to the rear. There is an opportunity to provide a large picture window arrangement. We are currently working on feasibility studies on the configuration of the glazed panels which will be arranged to respond to the rich variety of windows to the rear facade. 

07
Apr

A new double height art gallery forms a new focal point to a townhouse refurbishment.

House Refurbishment | Architect for Belsize Park | Camden, North London

A new gallery space forms part of the brief to a new full house refurbishment in Belsize Park, London. The house is tired but retains some interesting period features to the wall frieze and ceilings. It does need to be extended to provide an appropriate level of accommodation for entertaining. A key need of the brief is to provide an art gallery for the client and it seems a double height space to the rear of the house is well suited. The rear elevation aims to reconnect the house with the garden and provide a unique architectural solution.
 
To the top of the house, the windows are under-sized and the bedroom spaces seem a secondary consideration. We aim to open the roof space to provide a modern loft style environment for the children. The master bedroom will occupy the first floor in its entirety with a new bathroom, dressing room and study with great views over the city of London.
27
Mar

A mezzanine loft is added to a Belsize Park townhouse roof space.

Townhouse Mezzanine  | Architecture for Camden | Belsize Park, North West London

To the top of a fine detached house in Belsize Park, the windows are under-sized and the bedroom spaces seem a secondary consideration; it was likely to be accommodation for house staff. Through a number of feasibility studies, we have highlighted the potential to provide an additional floor within the loft space. Our intention is to open the roof space and provide a modern loft style environment. This will provide a more enlivened environment for the children’s bedrooms. The ceiling to each bedroom is sculpted to form a void created between the mezzanine. A new loft stair will provide a feature to the new open-plan loft room with the mezzanine structure will be incorporated into the existing roof structure.