Steel and glass reflecting aged walls, surrounded by a carefully thought green habitat meant to soften the perfect,precise angles of this contemporary intrusion.
LBMV Architects has designed a simple but modern rear house garden extension. The project is a replacement of an existing extension made in the 80s of a Victorian semidetached terraced house in north London, Conservation area.
An exposed steel structure is encased in a FW50 shuco curtain wall system to guarantee a perfect insulation and avoiding any possible cold bridge. A green roof is provided to guarantee a better visual impact from the upper floors and insulation.
Usually,the task of merging two volumes of different styles and compositions is a very challenging one and can end quite badly.In this case however, I consider the union as being a success, the new building beautifully emphasizing the old construction,integrating harmoniously into the garden ambiance.
Architect(s): LBMV Architects
Photographer(s): LBMV Architects
Completion Date: 2011
Location: Wolseley Rd, London Borough of Haringey, England
Contractor: JP Fraser Ltd
Structural Engineer: Elliott Wood Partnership
Project Type: Residential