English structure workplace Studio McW has added a sequence of gabled extensions to an 18th-century home in Cambridgeshire, utilizing stone and timber to enhance the agricultural character of the prevailing constructing.
The studio, headed by architects David McGahon and Greg Walton, was tasked with modernising and increasing Follyfield home for a younger household, who relocated to the area from London.
As a part of the primary part of a multi-stage renovation mission, Studio McW added three gabled extensions to the prevailing property, which is positioned in a conservation space close to Peterborough.
The additions differ in measurement and reply to the proportions of the prevailing home, rigorously complementing the normal rural structure whereas introducing delicate up to date particulars to fulfil the household’s want for a contemporary, cosmopolitan dwelling.
“We got down to make our purchasers’ transition from busy metropolis residing to a slower tempo within the countryside seamless,” mentioned Walton.
“Follyfield has been designed to instil the power of a London way of life into a rustic retreat, mixing collectively one of the best of each worlds.”
“Working with conventional structure like Follyfield requires a respectful and inventive strategy to adapting it to modern-day (and future) power and way of life wants, a sensitivity we loved bringing to the mission,” he added.
The purchasers requested Studio McW to adapt the home to incorporate a hybrid kitchen and residing space, self-contained visitor lodging, an area to work at home and an out of doors space for entertaining.
The primary addition is a big extension constructed from clay bricks to tie in with the stone facade of the prevailing constructing. This quantity is related to the primary home by a zinc-clad gabled kitchen and residing house.
The third extension is a brand new free-standing storage constructed from reclaimed stone and pale timber that enhances the prevailing materials palette.
Studio McW reorganised the big property across the 30-square-metre extension that incorporates the open-plan kitchen, residing and eating space.
Inside, the extension contains a vaulted ceiling with uncovered rafters and oak parquet flooring that gives a basis for black cabinetry and a concrete kitchen island solid in situ.
Full-height matte-black doorways line one aspect of the house, concealing a utility room and a staircase main as much as a visitor suite that occupies the extension’s first flooring.
The brand new addition redefines the house’s flooring plan as an L-shape, responding to the purchasers’ request for improved spatial movement and a greater connection to the gardens designed by Claire Greener Landscapes.
The gardens goal to recreate the intimacy of a London terrace backyard and embrace a brick patio with a water function, neglected by an out of doors entertaining house that connects with the kitchen via sliding glass doorways.
The lobby on the centre of the unique constructing was retained as the house’s formal entrance. A brand new aspect door and dust room supply various entry from the storage, which homes a self-contained visitor suite on its higher stage.
All through the mission, Studio McW utilized a palette of supplies chosen to enhance the prevailing buildings and their pure environment.
Slim-format clay bricks in a gentle sandstone color mix in with the unique masonry, whereas flush thresholds with chamfered wall detailing add a minimal, up to date contact to the outside.
Rebecca Wakefield of Studio Fortnum was accountable for the inside ornament, working in collaboration with Studio McW to create a scheme that’s consistent with the constructing’s character and architectural ambitions.
Follyhouse is the primary regional mission to be accomplished by Studio McW, which works throughout completely different sectors together with residential and mixed-use schemes.
Beforehand, the follow has largely labored in London, changing a Hackney warehouse right into a minimalist live-work house and divvying up a house extension in Willesden Inexperienced with blocks of dark-stained oak joinery.
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