This loft and roof extension could have been just another run-of-the-mill project, but we asked ourselves: why not push for something more playful?
When you have the rare luxury of a creative and open minded client, bold design possibilities become tangible.
An upside down flat, with an open plan loft living/kitchen space and bedrooms below, was perhaps a crowd dividing layout, but one our clients were willing to embrace.
The site is characterised by an unusual quadrilateral shape, a limitation on paper, but we chose to see it as a unique feature worth celebrating. This brought about a proposal that includes irregular shaped skylights that conform to site-specific angles, and an equally unusual staircase plan.
Bold colours complement the spaces, alongside dual aspect views and the ever-changing natural light brought about by multiple skylights piercing the roof.
Simple yet unusual, practical yet unconventional, the home almost doubled in size and character.
We were extremely fortunate to find a client willing to embrace ideas beyond the ordinary. An end of terrace, first floor flat, Victorian loft conversion could not look more spacious or site-specific.
This is what architecture is about to us, finding unique site opportunities, exploring them and enhancing them. We believe no two homes should look alike. Why emulate your neighbour’s loft extension, when you could build an original home like this?