Loft and full width ground floor extension to an existing Victorian house. The design concept for the loft extension on this project was to extend the existing brickwork façade upwards to create the new enclosure for the rooms on the upper level. As the existing brickwork was in such poor condition we suggested painting the existing layer with a highly reflective glossy black paint to give the surface a shiny texture. The random pattern of windows reflects the heights of the children inside and creates a ‘vague’ condition of where the floor levels are.
The ground floor extension runs the full width of the site and is clad in a matt quartz zinc cladding. The roof shape forms a wing like structure with an series of clerestory glazed sections to catch the afternoon light and bring it into the depth of the house. The coffered ceiling creates focal points and spatial hierarchies within the house. A fully glazed bay window extends into the garden allowing a seamless connection between inside and outside space. The material palette is kept simple – stone floors and white sprayed joinery give a calm effect to the interior.
Architect: Neil Dusheiko
Project Team: Neil Dusheiko, Bridget McKid, Yuho Sakai
Sketch scheme: - in progress
Floating House 2: - in progress