This project involved the demolition of two London terrace houses, rebuilt behind a retained façade.
The new building includes a new basement and considerable extensions to the rear. The steel framed structure was designed to produce a thin floor build up and create the contemporary detailing to the rear faced, terrace and staircase.
To gain sufficient height the construction is sunken below ground floor level requiring retaining walls to the perimeter boundary.
The simple concrete box foundation supports a traditional timber framed super structure which is cost effective and easy to construct with the limited access to site.
The timber super-structure allows the triangular geometry and sloping roofs to be created with simple building techniques and no off site construction.
Client: PrivateArchitect: Paul+O Architects