A house extension for a photographer and his family by Urban Architecture
When Urban Architecture first met the owners of this house they were house hunting for a new home. However, through sketch designs it quickly became apparent that the transformation of this small two bedroom red brick terraced house to a family home would be possible.
The extension consists of two white boxes across the width of the rear of the property. The lower box, containing open plan living space opens fully to the rear using a bi-folding glazed screen with rooflight drawing light into the deep plan. The second box sitting above contains a masterbedroom, the large window with vertical screening to ensure privacy. The garden has been treated as an extension of the living area.
Salvaged radiators, floor boards and door furniture were sourced for the existing parts of the house, while the detailing of the extension is for a clean modern look, clearly showing the distinction between old and new. Built in furniture is used in every room to maximise storage. The success of the project lies in the opening up of the rear of the house and the use of every part of the space to its full potential to create a light filled family home.