This non typical Edwardian terrace sits within both a Conservation Area of mixed architectural styles, and an archaeological priority zone. The current property is ‘arts and crafts’ in style with details reminiscent of English vernacular architecture.
The client wanted the ground floor reconsidered and extended to create flexible family living space for their growing family (and pet rabbits). Outdoors they want a covered area from which to enjoy the garden through all seasons.
nimtim proposed a full width rear extension that responds to and respects the surrounding context. The forms are strongly influenced by the ethos of the ‘arts and crafts’ movement with materials, such as the clay roof tiles, chosen to complement the existing house.
The striking forms of the roof were influenced by the existing house as well as other examples of architecture from the period. Internally the arch echoes that at the front of the house creating greater cohesion of inside and out.
Despite this strong referencing of past styles the extension is firmly of-its-time creating dynamic and contemporary spaces internally to reflect the lives and ambitions of the clients. Modern glazing in the form of roof lights and sliding aluminium framed doors allow as much natural light as possible flood into the current and extended spaces.