Lauriston Road

Lauriston Road

Architect
Gundry & Ducker
Location
Hackney, London, UK | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Private Houses
Andrew Meredith

Lauriston Road

Gundry & Ducker as Architects

The project is a two-storey extension to a ground floor and basement maisonette within a Victorian terraced house. Previously ,across the rear of the house , was a collection of ramshackle lean-to structures all sitting a metre below the adjacent garden level. The new extension now contains the main living space plus a studio room upstairs. The extension gives the lower flat its own identity, envisaged as a separate building sitting in front of the original, the rear elevation introduces a formal facade in front of the informal original.


The ground floor spaceserves as a kitchen, dining and sitting area, and although a simple rectangular space the articulation of the wall materials helps define the different areas of the room. The unlit space at the centre of the plan is used as a bathroom and utility room. A bespoke kitchen is partially pushed into a recess at the back of the room. The kitchen has a concrete worktop and the cupboards are made from black Valchromat a secret door leads to the utility room. A large roof light brings light into the back of the room and sits above the dining table. The room at the upper level is a studio for the client who is a photographer, this has an L shaped corner window giving views across the back gardens. A patio area was excavated to be level with the house with steps leading up to the garden level.

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ElementBrand
Brass finish - TapsVOLA
Herning WS - BricksVandersanden
Cabinet doorsValchromat
Wooden FloorsSutton Timber
Product Spec Sheet
Brass finish - Taps
by VOLA
Herning WS - Bricks
Cabinet doors
Wooden Floors
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