Category: Refurbishment

20
Mar

A Surrey cottage is a perfect home from home

Period Cottage Refurbishment | Architect for Surrey | Cottage Refurbishment

A period cottage previously divided into two has received an extensive refurbishment. The client was keen to retain traditional features and compliment the five bedrooms with upgraded bathrooms. Two back to back open fireplaces provide warmth and character to the main reception room with a new antique parquet floor connecting to the other family rooms. An open plan arrangement to the rear of the house connects the family and garden room to the large island kitchen layout.  To the roof, a new dormer conversion has added a master bedroom and ensuite which overlooks a large landscaped garden.

20
Feb

Large format hand made clay tile proposed for a North London rear extension.

Danish clay tile extension | Architects for Hackney | forrester architects

A rear extension to fashionable North London has been designed to respond directly to its immediate context. The space has been configured as one distinct volume and is expressed in a clay-tile cladding. The clay tile, as a traditional hand made material, is contextually sympathetic to the palette of the materials to adjacent townhouse rear gardens. The roof form is configured to take advantage of the unrestricted southwest facing aspect.  Under the roof, a double height volume allows the warm air to rise naturally to the highest point of the roof space and then circulate to maintain a consistent room temperature. To the rear of the garden and modest studio is provided as a home working space.

20
Jan

Green Oak barn extension added to a traditional Cotswolds cottage

Green Oak Barn Extension | Architects for Cotswolds | forrester architects

The Coach House is a detached stone house located within the Cotswolds AONB. There are a number of character features to this well proportioned building including a steep slated roof with two impressive Cotswold stone fireplaces, exposed stone walls, timber beams and stone window seats. The house is requires a full interiors refurbishment with a new extension to the rear of the house. Inspired by the light industrial and agricultural forms which predominate the local surrounding area, the roof form is  developed further to provide a simple architectural response. In keeping with the key principles of the proposed development, a sustainable drainage solution for surface water will be provided. A number of techniques generally based on natural drainage features to collect, treat, store and then release storm water slowly in to the environment.

 

30
Nov

Five floor Townhouse rental property investment in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Townhouse rental property investment | Architects for Kensington Chelsea | forrester architects

A fine London townhouse provides the setting for a five storey rental property investment. Each floor has received a full refurbishment with upgraded acoustic separation between dwellings. Each one bedroom flat is individually configured  to reflect the client’s brief and appeal to young professional couples. A duplex two bedroom penthouse and rear terrace occupies a new roof extension which is retained as a central London pied-à-terre.

29
Aug

Get ready for the boardwalk!

London Boutique | Architects for Mayfair | forrester architects

A light touch refresh to the interior of #RupertSanderson in Mayfair for a summer reopening. Get ready for the boardwalk!

18
Jan

Facade retention with full basement added to a house in Tottenham

Facade retention refurbishment with full basement | Architects for Tottenham | North London

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.

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.

05
Jul

Add an artist’s studio as ancillary accommodation to your garden flat.

Ancillary Garden Studio | Architects for Camden | Camden Square Conservation Area

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.

17
Feb

A new first-floor Orangery provides a fine townhouse extension.

Townhouse Orangery | Architects for Canonbury | North London

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.

27
Jan

A series of staggered volumes capture views of light and sky.

Staggered Extension | Architects for Waltham Forest | East London

My clients love their little terraced house in Waltham Forest 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.

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