This brick cottage was renovated and reworked, and a new rear extension built, complementing the existing structure. The void between the two structures becomes a unifying feature that also directs sunlight and ventilation deep within.
The house is accessed centrally between the new and old elements – when you enter the space you are pulled into the void. You can move through the house horizontally and vertically via the void and existing stairs. You can also cross from the old to the new via the bridge on the upper level, which looks into the void.
The cottage accommodates the private living areas and maintains its relationship to the street, whilst the new rear extension is the flexible plastic space. The open living area’s retractable glass walls connect the interior to the garden.
Photographer- Sharrin Rees