Our clients, Anna and Mark, have been living in their ground floor flat for several years, before deciding to renovate it.
The existing flat had a very old glass conservatory, which was freezing cold in winter and overheated in summer. It was blocking the light to the inner sitting room and the whole space was laid out in a very dysfunctional way. The flat had enormous potential being a conversion of a large Victorian villa it had grand dimensions and a very wide back façade.
Developing the brief collaboratively, our clients completed a very detailed activity worksheet created by us. The purpose of this worksheet was to understand their daily needs. These sheets revealed their love for their garden, and their desire to spend time looking out at it during parts of the day while engaging in activities such as cooking, bathing, working and eating, etc.
For us, this presented both a challenge and an opportunity for shifting the focal point towards the garden. The garden had a very awkward existing relationship with the house, and the opportunity to create a unique extension, both in size and in design, was a direct result of those requirements.
The Visualization vs. the Outcome
This project was shortlisted for:
Photographer: Jan Piotrowicz & Matt Clayton
Architects and lead consultants: Scenario Architecture
Structural engineer: Solid Geometry
M&E: Grahm Powell Consultants
Kitchen Company: Bulthaup
AV Consultant: Progressive Home Technology
Lighting Consultants: Tal Technical Architectural Lighting
Contractor: Spinel Contractors Ltd