Rise Design Studio adds Douglas fir-lined reading nooks to London house

Rise Design Studio has completed an extension for a house in London, cladding the interiors in Douglas fir and creating a reading nooks in windows. Named Douglas House on account of its extensive use of the wood, the only elements of the original house in Kensal Rise that remain are the front and side masonry walls. […]

Hackney House features black joinery and a back-garden sauna

A glazed extension helped London-based Applied Studio brighten the light-starved interiors of this Hackney home, which boasts black-timber decor details and a sauna in the back garden. Hackney House formerly hosted a series of dark and poky rooms but has been overhauled by Applied Studio to comfortably accommodate its owners – a young couple who purchased […]

Con Form Architects opens up loft with a glass and steel dormer

Con Form Architects has converted a small London loft into a bright home office by inserting a glazed section with a large steel dormer window. Called Domore – a portmanteaux of “dormer” and “more” – the loft conversion has turned a difficult, low-ceilinged space into a bright workspace for the client, who has started to work […]

Fraher & Findlay adds wildflower-topped extension to London house

Fraher & Findlay has built a wildflower-topped rear extension, a glass-walled courtyard and a loft extension for a 20th-century house in London. Architecture studio Fraher & Findlay‘s design for The Courtyard House draws on the history of its south west London conservation area site. In the 19th century it would have been occupied by orchards […]

Vine Architecture Studio uses warm-tones in renovation of Love Walk house in London

Vine Architecture Studio has used an array of warm and natural materials to deck out the living spaces and extension of this Victorian-era home in south London, which was previously a coach house. Situated in the neighbourhood of Camberwell, Love Walk’s formerly “unloved yet characterful” interiors have been updated by Vine Architecture Studio to comfortably […]

Snug House by Proctor & Shaw features cosy room overlooking the garden

Proctor & Shaw has extended the south London home of a retired teacher, adding a timber-lined snug that can be used for reading or birdwatching. The London-based studio has remodelled the ground floor of the Herne Hill house, creating a larger and more open kitchen, along with the wooden snug. The two spaces frame a […]

Gresford Architects adds pink concrete extension to Hackney house

Gresford Architects has added an extension with a sunken seating area to a Victorian house in London’s Hackney, featuring pink walls inside and out. London-based Gresford Architects created a larger kitchen and living space at the rear of the two-storey Ritson Road property, which is located within a conservation area. The extension centre around the […]

Delvendahl Martin Architects adds studio flat with jagged roof to artists’ workshop

A jagged corrugated metal-clad extension sits atop a brick base at 6 Broadway Market Mews, London, which Delvendahl Martin Architects built over an artist’s studio. London studio Delvendahl Martin Architects refurbished the ground-floor workshop and built a new living space above. 6 Broadway Market Mews is one of a series of projects that the practice […]

Nimtim Architects adds “unpretentious” brick and timber extension to London house

Nimtim Architects has completed an extension called Hive House in south London, featuring red brick walls that complement an exposed geometric timber structure inside. The locally based studio reconfigured the existing ground floor of the Edwardian terraced house, improving the connection between the interior and a long, narrow rear garden. Hive House’s original floor plan […]

Con Form Architects completes London house extension with steel frame at its centre

Steel beams crisscross through the centre of Repoussoir, a house extension that Con Form Architects has completed in London. The London studio was tasked with bringing more light into the Victorian family house. To do this, the architects renovated and extended the ground floor, creating a large open-plan space opening out to the garden. The project sees some […]

Rise Design Studio brightens Harvist Road flat with glass-walled lightwell

Expansive panels of glass helped Rise Design Studio connect the formerly light-starved living spaces of this northwest London flat to the outdoors. Situated in the neighbourhood of Kilburn, Harvist Road flat has been reconfigured by locally based Rise Design Studio to be more in contact with its immediate surroundings. The flat occupies the ground floor […]

IF_DO creates geometric extension to east London flat

Triangular skylights meet terrazzo floors in this quirky extension that architecture studio IF_DO has added to the Montague Court flat in east London, which occupies a former synagogue. Located in the neighbourhood of Dalston, the flat has been extended by architecture studio IF_DO to create a “lofty, dynamic, and unexpected space”. The ground-floor flat is […]

Large mechanical shutters cover windows of Black Box extension by MATA Architects

MATA Architects has added a timber-clad extension to a house in north London, with windows concealed behind large shutters that can be opened using mechanical winches. The London architecture studio extended the ground floor of the mid-terrace Victorian property in Islington, replacing a first-floor conservatory with a home office that doubles as a guest bedroom. […]

Gruff Architects overhauls 1930s London terrace with birch joinery and colourful accents

Gruff Architects has incorporated plenty of storage and blocks of bright colour into this top-to-bottom renovation and extension of a London house built in the 1930s. The 141-square-metre Bearstead Rise was previously a typical terrace house, with a loft conversion and outbuilding added in 2006. The owners wanted to create a home that was better suited […]

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