Inward opening abutting windows and doorsARCHITECT / CONTRACTOR
Chris DysonABOUT PROJECT
Having been vacant for three years prior to purchase by our client, this early 19th century Grade II listed end of terrace 4 storey house in London was in need of attention.
The Architect’s removal of a narrow, structurally unsound pre-war side extension (ground and first floor) made way for a more generous wing along the flank wall providing accommodation on the lower ground, ground and first floors.
This was designed to respond to the architecture of the house, with an emphasis on reinterpretation, not imitation, of the end walls of other houses on the river front.
The use of faceted windows gives the illusion of being curved in order to follow the lines of the structure, and therefore stay true to the concept whilst being much more cost-effective. Floating mullions dissect the form of the windows in a minimal way in order to allow for opening and at the same time maximum light flow. This is a perfect example of superlative teamwork between an architect and our designer, not to mention an award winning one!
Winner of AJ Small Project of the Year Award 2014
Winner of Brick Awards 2014
Winner of RIBA London Regional Awards 2015