Our main priority is helping clients make great architecture that serves their needs and responds in a vital way to its context and cultural surroundings. In order to do this and to further the studios own knowledge base we invest in a wide programme of research which enables us to be inventive and to find new and sometimes unexpected solutions to the problems that we are posed.
We work in collaboration with like-minded consultants in order to further our thinking and skill level and since our inception, we have always looked to develope concepts grounded by good research that have a light touch on the planet, are low in carbon and energy-use. We look to our research to help us and our clients mitigate the impact of climate change.
14NP is a refurbishment and extension to a classic terraced house in Richmond-upon-Thames, to accommodate the expanding needs of a growing family. The proposal looks to improve the layout of the house through the addition of a new rear wrap around extension and pod extension, providing second floor accommodation. Given the sites’ narrow constraints, structural works were limited, as such the team worked carefully to deliver a bespoke proposal whilst addressing key policy requirements to ensure that the addition of the rear extension will remain sensitive in terms of its height and not overlook the neighbouring properties.
The rear extension is broken up by two pitched volumes and set back in plan to soften the overall aesthetic of the extension. The scheme uses a simple but elegant palette of robust materials, comprised of ‘long white and thin’ bespoke bricks and large black aluminium doors, which warmly contrast the house’s interior which features darker colours.
The ground floor has been reconfigured as three main spaces which have an open relationship to one another and yet maintain their own distinct characters and sense of enclosure, reinforced by a change of levels from front to back of the house. The design also benefits from space saving pocket doors and bespoke joinery to store all those objects of family life. The house has also been reconfigured at first floor level, where the layout has been carefully unpicked and reassembled more efficiently. The family bathroom has been relocated to a new pod extension at second floor to allow for an extended bedroom on the first floor. Finally, the loft has been reconfigured to provide an en-suite bathroom to the bedroom/ office room.
Planning permission was granted in October 2022 and we are excited for construction to start in 2023.
Date of completion: Anticipated 2023
Total Cost: Confidential
Gross internal Floor Area: 120 sqm
Client: Favale | Maker Family
Structural Engineer: Studio Allen
Party Wall Surveyor: TBC