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The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

London-based architects Cousins & Cousins have created a new addition that blends seamlessly into its surrounding context through innovative design and construction techniques.

 

 

The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

The Victorian home, in Hackney, East London, has been expanded with an extension that provides a new bedroom and dining area with a section of the brickwork ‘removed’ to incorporate a glass frontage onto the garden.

 

The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

A new bedroom was added on the second floor and the ground floor kitchen and dining area have been combined to form a single open-plan space. A large frameless window has been incorporated at the lower level, which creates a focal point for the house and blurs the boundaries between the interior and exterior.

 

The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

“The extension cleverly reuses many elements from the original framework of the home: bricks from the demolition process have been retained and used in the new build; bathroom windows have been relocated to the bedroom; and even the kitchen cupboards have been incorporated into the new dining/kitchen area.” say the architects.

 

to the Cousins & Cousins website

 

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