Dan Marks provides charred-wood extension to his household dwelling

Mata Architects founder Dan Marks has prolonged his self-designed dwelling in London, including a charred wood-clad backyard studio utilizing Japanese approach Sho Sugi Ban.

The refurbishment of the Nineteenth-century, mid-terrace home additionally added a rear extension containing a big kitchen and front room.

The extension accommodates a second residing space

Now known as ZigZag Home, the extension aimed so as to add further areas to the house the household has lived in since 2009 “for larger autonomy and private house”.

“Having one other front room within the kitchen and now the backyard studio implies that we’ve got a number of choices for coming collectively as a household, but in addition for spending time alone, and for the youngsters to hang around with buddies autonomously,” mentioned Marks to Dezeen.

Photo of the back of a house that features a charred-oak facade
The charred oak rear extension is clad in a zigzag sample of triangular sections

The rear extension was clad in charred oak, whereas the backyard room, positioned throughout the courtyard, was clad in charred larch.

“I like the concept that the charring course of, completed correctly, seals the wooden in order that future upkeep turns into pointless – not the necessity to paint and repaint periodically,” mentioned Marks.

Photograph of a garden studio with a charred-wood clad facade
The backyard room was designed as a separate house for youngsters’s leisure

Each charred wood-clad facades located at reverse ends intend to stress the backyard in-between, which options light-coloured limestone pavers and areas for crops.

The addition of the kitchen’s glazed sliding doorways and degree threshold intention to create a continuation with the backyard, enhancing the connection between inside and out of doors.

It sits on the finish of the backyard

“Creating a greater connection between inside and outside was of paramount significance; each visible and bodily,” mentioned Marks.

“The courtyard steps down in order that the identical relationship is facilitated on the different finish of the backyard with the studio room”.

Photograph of a bathroom using a natural palette of colours
Uncooked earthy colors and supplies have been used all through the home

Mata Architects additionally renovated the present home utilizing uncooked earthy colors. It was reconfigured to create three bedrooms with en-suite bogs.

Different initiatives that function charred wooden facades embrace Leckie Studio’s home within the mountains of British Columbia that includes blackened timber-clad to “mix into its lush forest setting”, and Studio Area Architecten’s workplace within the Netherlands in collaboration with native design agency Studio REDD, which was clad in black-stained timber.

The images is by Lorenzo Zandri.

Mission credit:

Architect: Mata Architects
Consumer: Dan Marks
Structural engineer: Easy Works
Panorama design: Adolfo Harrison
Occasion wall surveyor: Goodman Mann Broomhall
Permitted inspector: London constructing management
Foremost contractor: JK Development
Joinery: MTM Joinery
Bespoke concrete self-importance items: Nedev Design