This unusual vertical extension addresses the restricted space, small rooms & high proportion of circulation within an existing property. The resolution is a pragmatic metamorphosis of an existing small 1950s two storey end of terrace brick house different from its Edwardian neighbours in height, detail & construction. The extension creates a 5 bedroom house which successfully terminates the existing terrace whilst complementing the urban context in a modern idiom.
A lightweight 2 storey extension is constructed on the existing masonry structure. Enclosing the same volume as an existing planning approval this solution however provides a 150% increase in usable floor space. A stucco faced entrance lobby is brought out to the pavement line at ground level. Masonry openings in the existing fabric are adjusted & render facings are dressed over the existing brickwork, concealing construction joints & ordering the elevation proportions. To align with the gable of the adjoining property the top floor progressively steps back in profile, terminating in a roof terrace with extensive views over central London.