The existing house is a post war bungalow on a flat North-West facing block.
The client needed a large open living space with an adjoining outdoor terrace, that opened out to the garden and made the most of the Northerly aspect.
The extension to the house has been conceived as a very simple, open pavilion with a particular emphasis on the horizontal plane. The cantilevered roof and the solid concrete plinth have been emphasized, by being free of supporting walls. Instead the roof is supported on a series of slender steel columns, and structure within the depth of the roof, to enable the room to open seamlessly from inside to out.
The separation of the kitchen and study has been achieved by a joinery wall, which runs the full length of the extension. This architectural element appears to have been ?inserted? into the space, and sits below the ceiling plane. The concrete block wall at the back of the living room, separates the entrance and forms the junction between the original cottage and the new addition.