London Fields iii
A small ground floor side extension in Hackney transforms the living dining space of this semi-detached Victorian house.
The design makes a distinction between the old and new, separating the extension from the original building using glazed strips that cut into the internal spaces, bringing light into the centre of the house. The original rear brick wall and French doors are retained, also marking the transition from old to new spaces. New French doors open to create a floating corner and connection to the garden. The red brick paving is an acknowledgment of the original existing terracotta tiles. This is continued into the house, blurring the boundary of inside and outside spaces. The façade is built in matching London stock, arranged to create a subtle gradient.