An ambitious and complete rebuild and extension of a late Victorian terraced house in Brockley, south east London. The existing house suffered from the addition of poor quality extensions and structural problems. Following a comprehensive design process the most effective and economic solution was to completely rebuild the house to a uncompromisingly high quality architectural design.
Our proposals responded to the local context and the predominance of poor quality permitted development extensions. Looking to maximise the potential of the property a detailed analysis was undertaken of the rules that allow such development. The proposal radically challenges what can be achieved with this most typical of house extension types and then takes it to another level by rebuilding the whole house. The approach taken has built upon the work we outlined in our RIBA article published in spring 2017.
The roof additions are composed of a zinc clad main element, covering the entire main roof of the house. This grey metal finish is set against a white glass box, formed of cast glass planks, which will contain a bathroom. Through the use of high quality materials and construction detailing the additions will form a bold, positive addition to the house, in stark contrast to the poor quality extensions typically seen. The new front elevation will be a simple and elegant brick façade with large modern windows.
The ambitious proposals provoked an interesting discussion with the local planning authority and resulted in a positive outcome. As well as achieving permission the local planners are interested in using the project as benchmark for quality in the borough.
The project is currently on site and due for completion in Summer 2018. We are appointed to provide full architectural services to the completion of the project.