Framework House

Architect
Amos Goldreich Architecture
Location
London, UK | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersHØLTE
WorktopsCaesarstone
Stone Grey PaversChelmer Valley
Tilescalma
Concrete Collection
Karma White BricksThe Bespoke Brick Company
Karma Brick
Glazing 1st Sliding Folding Doors

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Tiles
Concrete Collection by calma
Karma White Bricks
Karma Brick by The Bespoke Brick Company

Framework House

Amos Goldreich Architecture as Architects

When the clients asked us to help them design a new extension suitable for themselves and their two children, they wanted us to update the property in a way that would maximise the available space and reconnect different areas while leaving them clearly defined. We felt it was important to reference the separate spaces, both externally and internally, using an asymmetric form that is united by this pale white brick façade.

photo_credit Ollie Hammick
Ollie Hammick

The house was formerly a series of small, disconnected spaces, with the kitchen described by the owners as “like walking into a cupboard”, it now has a heart where the entire family enjoys gathering. Each member benefits directly as the new space has created enough room so that both parents can work from home or cook while the children play in the same space.

photo_credit Ollie Hammick
Ollie Hammick

As soon as you enter the front door you are invited to venture further into the home by the calming views of the garden. The solution we have developed offers beautiful visuals and a physical connection to the outdoor space – this instantly improves the sense of wellbeing in the property. Once in the extension this sensation is further enhanced by a window seat that feels like you’re sitting inside the garden.

photo_credit Ollie Hammick
Ollie Hammick

Using the timber structure, we’ve defined different zones while enabling light to move unhindered around the spaces. Our solution meant bringing materials that would make the space look bright, not stark, warm, not dated. The complementary pale exposed pine rafters not only define and divide the spaces, but simultaneously function as open storage.

photo_credit Ollie Hammick
Ollie Hammick

Our innovative solution of exposed timber beams has successfully helped to provide form, structure and storage to meet the requested brief while creating something unique for a growing young family.

photo_credit Ollie Hammick
Ollie Hammick

Externally with the use of Karma White Stock brick we try to emphasise the freshness and newness of the addition and creates a clear, distinct separation from the existing part of the late Victorian semi-detached London home.

photo_credit Ollie Hammick
Ollie Hammick

Brick continues to make an impact in the patio area where we chose to use Stone Grey brick pavers for their appearance and durability. We employed this small format to add interest while maintaining a similar aesthetic. The paving bricks continue the masonry theme, laid in a vertical running bond they contrast the horizontal common bond application on the external facade.

photo_credit Ollie Hammick
Ollie Hammick

A sedum roof spans the entire extension giving a beautiful view from the first-floor bedrooms, encouraging biodiversity and collects rainwater.
The ground floor isn’t the only space that has been affected. “The extension has had an impact on the entire house, “when our son looks out of his window on the first floor, he sees a beautiful green roof that merges with the garden,” says the client. “I couldn’t have envisioned having a space like this.”

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