Uncovered blockwork and corrugated metal have been used to convey a brutalist really feel to this extension of a Victorian terrace in Camberwell, south London, designed by native observe Pashenko Works.
Commissioned to increase the terraced residence with the intention to accommodate a number of generations of the identical household, the studio greater than doubled its present ground space, together with the addition of an end-of-garden studio constructing.
The rear and higher extensions present extra bedrooms and a brand new residing, eating and kitchen area, which connects to the prevailing residence by way of a skylit “atrium” at its centre.
Maximising mild and views throughout the lengthy and slender plan, a wall of full-height glazing overlooks a lush backyard, which ends in a stand-alone bed room in an unbiased constructing.
“The atrium, which varieties the guts of the constructing, brings daylight deep into the plan, subsequently lowering the necessity for synthetic mild and contributing to warming up the home from autumn to spring by way of photo voltaic positive aspects,” defined the studio.
“The openable home windows within the highest level of the atrium present efficient pure cross-ventilation in summer season, eliminating the necessity for air-conditioning.”
On the primary ground, a smaller quantity containing a bed room sits above the atrium, connecting to the primary home by way of a small bridge alongside a staircase that leads up right into a loft extension.
Within the present entrance of the house, a former residing area has been transformed into an workplace, separated from the extension by a glass wall with sliding doorways that permit it to learn from mild and views from the adjoining atrium.
Externally, the brand new volumes have been clad with white panels of corrugated metal, complemented by skinny, white window frames in white aluminium.
The backyard is lined by two white-painted partitions that proceed the language of the blockwork inside, with a paved patio and slender path resulting in the backyard room.
Mirroring the rear extension, this extra bed room area appears to be like by way of the backyard and into the primary residence by way of a fully-glazed wall incorporating a sliding door.
“The facet partitions of the backyard are handled as a vertical extension of the horizontal floor of the backyard and are used for rising climbers,” mentioned the studio.
Different London residence extensions not too long ago featured on Dezeen embody a “playful and exuberant” mission by Charles Holland Architects, and the addition of a charred wood-clad extension and backyard studio to a household residence by Mata Architects founder Dan Marks.
The images is by Stijn Bollaert.