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.
Cedar House in Surrey, London by Seeding office
January 10th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Seeding office
Comprises a historic detached building with Georgian façade but with origin, in part, said to date back to before the times of Henry VIII.
The front elevation, facing the river, dates from the mid to late 18th century and hides much of the older building which is basically 15th century, altered and enlarged in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The main building is constructed of brick with considerable elements of timber-framing, whilst there are also a number of small single storey extensions and storage outbuildings, together with a detached garage.
The proposed 21st century new extension and reconfiguration wants to be an integrated part of this building’s evolution through the times and evoke the character and architectural forms of this Grade II listed building in the most natural way.
The proposed works includes a very limited number of small external alterations on the existing one that will not affect the setting of the listed building but improve its usability and quality while the internal changes and reconfiguration will involve only the removal of non-historic partitions.
The 21st century Cedar House becomes the opportunity to bring back to life a unique historic building which will have an incredible positive impact on the overall area and community.
Cedar House has the potential to become a unique and unprecedented leisure destination for the next coming years.
The scheme although its constrains could be transformed in a viable business only by introducing a new extension at the back to accommodate and comply with the minimum floor area that businesses nowadays require.
The entire ground floor will be retain for a prime restaurant venue, and will include a lounge bar, a series of dining rooms for a total of 200 seats approximately, industrial kitchen and disable toilets.
At the first floor there will be allocated the restaurant’s toilets, management and staff rooms, offices and storage.
The western exterior space due the position and configuration of the new extension will become a “4 seasons” garden flexible enough to host any kind of events or be simply an enjoyable area all year round while on the other side the parking will accommodate 70 spaces approximately.
Our Vision is to embrace and merge three centuries of history and a viable contemporary business toghether.
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