STUDIO HURLEY + HUGHES
Architecture and Design
Residential reconfiguration and extension, Cambridgeshire
This proposal seeks to rework the interior spaces of a mid terrace cottage, provide additional accommodation in the currently unused loft space, infill the existing side return, and create a new garden room.
The existing cellular layout of reception spaces on the ground floor have been opened up to create a visual connection from the front of the house to the back garden, with the existing single storey rear extension enlarged to span the full width of the garden. The architecture of the new element seeks to unify the rear elevation using a simple palette of materials - weathered timber and a light cement render. A timber lantern projects beyond the existing roof level with clerestory glazing to allow natural light to penetrate deep into the plan whilst maintaining privacy. This language of materials is continued into the dormer extension to the roof which sits on a raised parapet of Cambridge Buff brick in order to tie it visually to the existing facade.
Planning Consent was granted in June 2017 and detail design is now underway.