Echoing the original plan of this Victorian terrace house, the proposed massing follows its L-shape, but breaks down an otherwise imposing mass. This is achieved by stepping down volumes that like a telescope pull out of each other, articulating clerestories in light filled rooms. The grey brick cheeks of the outrigger, which blend with the roof colour, follow the same stepping logic, creating a tapered and textured effect.
Our aim was to be as elegant and sympathetic as possible to blend a contemporary addition into the historic architecture and the existing fabric, using materials that are similar or matching to existing and what is also found
in the immediate neighbourhood.