Milton Road, Wimbledon
Loft and full width ground floor extension to an existing Victorian house. For the loft the design concept was to allow the new building to seem as if it had grown naturally out of the existing roof space. The brick framework of the existing chimney forms an armature for the colourful fibre cement cladding to the façade. The new windows are placed at the corners of the existing rooms allowing the flow of space to extend outdoors.
The ground floor extension is pulled away from the rear façade of the old house creating a courtyard space between new and old construction allow light and air to penetrate into the existing living spaces. The courtyard is planted and is fed rainwater from the roof over the kitchen is planted with a wild flower garden which will change over the seasons bringing plant and bird life closer to the house. The ceiling of the extension is left with exposed timber beams allowing the structure to be read and giving direction to the new dining and kitchen space.
Architect: Neil Dusheiko
Project Team: Neil Dusheiko, Bridget McKid