Brenthouse Road I E9
— Hackney, London
The replacement of a disused, leaking lean-to with an open plan kitchen / living entertaining space with blurred line between interior and exterior.
Client — Private
Sector — Residential
Nature — Rear extension, renovation + external landscaping
refurbish — extend
This early Victorian terrace house in Hackney has been refurbished and extended on the ground floor to provide new family living space. The client hoped for a space to entertain, so we created an open plan kitchen / living area with a seamless threshold to the garden patio to blur the line between inside and outside. The client is a keen chef, so the kitchen layout and usability were considered carefully, and a bespoke kitchen was created.
The location and extent of glazing was designed to create naturally lit interior spaces, with a focus on the dining room which fell in the middle of the plan.
Photography: Joakim Borén
The form and materiality of the extension intended to fit in with the existing and surrounding houses, but with a contemporary twist. Brick slips clad the roof to create a sculptural, unified form.
Sarah worked on this project while at Nissen Richards Studio in the capacity as project architect.