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A large semi-detached property close to the grounds of Tottenham Hotspur football stadium has been neglected for years. The dereliction is extensive and following extensive site investigations and opening up works only the front facade will be retained. The house will be rebuilt with an new basement floor added. The extent of works has resulted in a considered engineering strategy to provide a logical construction strategy without full demolition. Four flats in varying configurations will be provided for local professionals. The new building will be rebuilt in the same style as the existing property with a new outrigger extension over three floors added to the rear.
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.
A modest rear extension needs some consideration due to its wonderful south facing aspect. During the best of weather the existing extension is unbearable and over exposed . A considered architectural solution is essential. Simple in form, the new roof is articulated to deflect direct sunlight. The exposed timber structure supporting the roof extends onto the external garden terrace to provide a integrated garden pergola structure. The passive solar shading is complimented further, over time, the pergola will be draped in foliage to provides further layering to the rich composition of the facade.
A fine Islington townhouse is being refurbished and enlarged. The raised ground floor entrance separate from the main body of the house. The main need is a new larger kitchen, which will be extended on the first floor to form an orangery extension. The extra 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. The orangery will be expressed as a series dual pitched roofs. The massing to the rear of the house is considered and avoids an overbearing boxy development to the rear.
My clients love their little-terraced house in Walthamstow but it’s dark. An existing extension is located to the back of the house and provides the house with its only bathroom. This bathroom but cuts off light and view of the garden. The kitchen and dining room are almost like rooms within rooms. Our first move is to knock down the extension and provide series of extruded volumes aim to capture light and views of the sky. The family bathroom is moved to the first floor next to the bedrooms. And a loft dormer is added for guests with its very own ensuite.
forresterarchitects have completed a full house refurbishment to a fine Victorian terraced house in Stoke Newington. The house had not been decorated for many years and a refurbishment was well overdue. A new non-conformist rear extension was proposed. A modern interpretation of the London Roof provides the extension with a unique language for the house. The roof structure is expressed as exposed timber joist with a plywood ceiling which adds a simple but natural warmth to the interior.
The roof construction avoids a traditional cold roof construction of slate tile and rafter. Instead a single ply polymeric roof membrane provides a lightweight well-insulated alternative. A large hexagonal glass window frames views of the small urban garden from the living room.
As part of the reconfiguration works the kitchen has been moved into the middle of the house. A new open plan galley kitchen provides a connection between the lounge and the dining room which has moved to the front bay windowed room. The dining room is now orientated for the early morning sun-rise to the East and perfect for breakfast. Other works to the house involve the conversion of the original roof space to provide a traditional loft conversion.
This adds a new floor of accommodation for guests. A wet-room shower room has been located on the top floor landing to avoid losing any bedroom space. The house was configured as a three bedroom house now provides five bedrooms. As part of the refurbishments works the entire house has been rewired with new plumbing throughout. Each room has been provided with hard-wired CAT 5 data connectivity.