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.
Pond Street in Hampstead, England by Belsize Architects
June 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Goodfellow Communications
This extension and remodeling of a Grade II listed Georgian town house by Belsize Architects rejects a traditional brick extension in favour of a more contemporary design, thereby providing greater interest and allowing the extension to read clearly as a separate yet sympathetic addition.
At ground floor level, a spacious kitchen and dining area enjoys uninterrupted views into the garden. Below, a cramped cellar has been enlarged to create a high-spec family room and office space alongside a new garden terrace.
The “glazed box” approach plays with the character of the extension: a copper mesh placed within the glazing units lends it an orange-brown tint, referencing not only the red brick of the original house but also the copper eaves of a new garden pavilion.
Elsewhere the existing spaces were restored, redecorated and updated. Timber panelling was restored, contemporary fixtures and fittings sensitively introduced, and spaces opened up where possible to create a more liveable environment.
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