Nooks and crannies permeate and define our extension and refurbishment of this Victorian terraced house in Hackney, East London. Through a series of structural alterations and extensions at ground floor we formed a series of elegant, open plan and light filled spaces conceived as a series of nooks from the scale of a room, a place to sit or the home for a favourite bowl. We designed the kitchen as a gallery for an eclectic cookware collection and allowed these to decorate the space. The project experiments, combining stainless steel, birch faced plywood, grey mdf, cement tiles and a cast in-situ concrete kitchen bench at critical junctions in the kitchen.
A large ash framed glazed door and windows were inserted to frame views of the garden through the house and from the entrance. Outside the small extension, the interventions are subtle and in harmony with the character of the Victorian building.
We re-used as much of the existing building as possible to keep construction costs down and added high levels of insulation and a triple glazed rooflight to help maintain a thermally stable home.