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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

ANDOVER ROAD in Winchester, UK by OB Architecture Ltd

 
September 3rd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OB Architecture Ltd

Winchester studio OB Architecture has renovated a 1930s house in Winchester adding a dramatic glazed living, kitchen and dining space. Together with its extensive rear garden it has been transformed into a modern family home.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: OB Architecture Ltd
  • Project: ANDOVER ROAD
  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire, UK
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Project Architect: James Chapman
  • Start on Site Date: 9th December 2013
  • Completion: 29th September 2014
  • Gross Internal Floor Area: 125sqm
  • Structural Engineer: McCarey Simmonds
  • Main Contractor: Samuel Property Development
  • Structural glazing: iQ Glass
  • Steelwork: PJS (Salisbury) Ltd
  • Joinery: Ferguson Joinery Ltd
  • Kitchen: The Myers Touch Ltd

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

The Client’s brief was to extend and remodel the house at ground and first floor to provide a light filled kitchen dining space connected to a vibrant family room that opens out to maximize the potential of the large garden.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

The design seeks to reconcile the individual elements of the house by creating a singular elegant form. At first floor a new bedroom with ensuite is created.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Other additions include the insertion of oak timber trusses and an oak-sliding wall, which links the kitchen dining space with a day room. The works are complimented by a landscaped garden comprising swimming pool, pergola, timber decking and feature planting.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

The architects specified a simple palette of materials including oak, limestone and off-white painted steelwork to give warmth and intimacy to the spaces. The use of stone and timber is continued externally to mediate between inside and outside.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

The glazed extension uses structural glass supported from L-shaped steel box sections and incorporates large rooflights to bring light deep into the interior.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

Image Courtesy © OB Architecture Ltd

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