Lauriston Road

Lauriston Road

Gundry & Ducker
Hackney, London, UK | View Map
Project Year
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.

This story is available in multiple languages
Share or Add Lauriston Road to your Collections
Project Credits
Structural Engineer
Main Contractor
Product Spec Sheet

Brass finish - TapsVOLA
Herning WS - BricksVandersanden
Cabinet doorsValchromat
Wooden FloorsSutton Timber
Product Spec Sheet
Brass finish - Taps
Herning WS - Bricks
Cabinet doors
Wooden Floors
next project


London, UK - Build completed in 2019
View Project