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Samarkand, Great Missenden

Reconfigured space helps to prolong the design life of a 1970s house

Samarkand, Great Missenden.
Samarkand, Great Missenden. Credit: Joakim Boren

RIBA South Award winner 2021


Napier Clarke Architects for private client    
Contract value: undisclosed 
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IA: 272m2

The brief was to create a contextual, contemporary family four-bed home in the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, that would help to prolong the design life of the existing 1970s house. The footprint of the house was to stay the same but floor area was gained by using the garage, and reconfiguring and thus optimising the internal space.  The new extension creates more clarity of form, with the entrance relocated between the brick and gable buildings, involving a glass link. A section of roof between the gable and existing brick house was removed, creating two distinct forms; one in the original reclaimed London brick and the new clad in charred timber.

  • Samarkand, Great Missenden.
    Samarkand, Great Missenden. Credit: Joakim Boren
  • Samarkand, Great Missenden.
    Samarkand, Great Missenden. Credit: Joakim Boren
  • Samarkand, Great Missenden.
    Samarkand, Great Missenden. Credit: Joakim Boren
  • Samarkand, Great Missenden.
    Samarkand, Great Missenden. Credit: Joakim Boren
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