Reconfigured space helps to prolong the design life of a 1970s house
RIBA South Award winner 2021
Napier Clarke Architects for private client
Contract value: undisclosed
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.