Victorian House Extension

Victorian House Extension

Architect
VATRAA
Location
London Borough of Camden, London, UK | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Jim Stephenson

Victorian House Extension

VATRAA as Architects

The project is a homage to the old Victorian house.

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Jim Stephenson
photo_credit Jim Stephenson
Jim Stephenson

The pitched roof is inspired by the roofline of the old building, while the facade bricks are reclaimed from the demolition of the sidewall and brought to life in a new vertical pattern. A blue round window continues a series of stained glass insertions found in the original building. Matching the original deep blue colour found at the front façade entrance door, it creates a stronger connection between the front and back gardens.

photo_credit Jim Stephenson
Jim Stephenson
photo_credit Jim Stephenson
Jim Stephenson

The rest is just functional: we angled the volume to (1) face the most beautiful part of the garden and (2) create a side door for day-to-day access to the garden. Therefore, the large sliding door remains as minimalist as possible, maximising natural light and views of the garden.

photo_credit Jim Stephenson
Jim Stephenson
photo_credit Jim Stephenson
Jim Stephenson

On the inside, cellular beams separate the original building from the new extension. Rather than serving just a single, structural function, the structure now becomes a multifunctional element that maximises light by allowing it to penetrate through while offering a special identity to the entire space.

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