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