Over the Edge by Jonathan Burlow

The extension remains contextual yet distinguishes itself, responding to the tradition

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边界住宅是一座极简主义风格的建筑。它位于英国肯特郡的海斯(Hythe),由建筑事务所Jonathan Burlow设计。虽然项目基地的场地条件有限,但本住宅仍最大限度地发挥出了基地的潜力。扩建部份的外立面设计与原有体量保持一致,采用了大窗户、砖墙和坡屋顶等元素。最终,住宅的扩建体量不仅和谐地融入了周边环境,更通过其自身的精致性增强了存在感。

Over the Edge is a minimal house located in Hythe, Kent, United Kingdom, designed by Jonathan Burlow. The project is set in a confined context with the architecture exploiting the potential of the site in a furtive manner. The extension takes on a superficial configuration of the existing houses prototypical elements; large windows, brick walls and a pitched roof. In doing so, the addition is aligned within its context yet pronouncing itself through a refinement of substance.

▼住宅外观,exterior view ©Simone Bossi 


exterior view of the extension that is placed on a concrete pedestal ©Simone Bossi 

The concept of the addition to the main house arrives as an expression of the ideologies behind the historic rural grain store buildings, typically constructed in Southern England during the 18th century. Commonly grain store buildings were built separated from the main house on saddle stones, lifting the granaries above the ground, thereby protecting the stored grain from vermin and water seepage. The extension references the rationale at the time, lifting the kitchen from the ground and placing the space on a concrete pedestal.

▼扩建体量外观局部,partial exterior view of the extension ©Simone Bossi 


In giving the appearance of separation, the addition is pushed away from the main house causing the extension to project over the edge of the concrete. The landscape falls away beneath the cantilevered edge, giving the impression of being lifted from the ground.

the addition is over the edge of the concrete ©Simone Bossi 

the landscape falls away beneath the cantilevered edge ©Simone Bossi 


The materiality of the extension remains contextual by using clay bricks yet distinguishes itself through its constructed appearance. The stacking of the bricks is derived through the idea of how the produce was stored within the old grain store buildings. Typically, white sacks full of grain would be organised in a stacked manner. The extension embodies this through its exterior stack-bonded brickwork composition.

exterior walls details made of clay bricks ©Simone Bossi 


The interior space presents itself as basic in finishing’s and fixtures, allowing the activities and furnishings that will evolve and change through time to become an ever-changing curation of one’s habits and choices.

interior view of the extension with large windows introducing the natural scenery ©Simone Bossi 

the minimal interior space ©Simone Bossi 

▼室内空间局部,partial interior view ©Simone Bossi 

part of interior space is located on the concrete base ©Simone Bossi 

▼室内采用镜面,the interior space with the mirror ©Simone Bossi 

▼浴室,the bathroom ©Simone Bossi 

▼室内地面细节,interior flooring details ©Simone Bossi 

▼项目区位图,the situation map ©Jonathan Burlow

▼平面图,floor plan ©Jonathan Burlow

▼剖面图1,section 1 ©Jonathan Burlow

▼剖面图2,section 2 ©Jonathan Burlow

▼剖面图3,section 3 ©Jonathan Burlow

Project Name: Over the Edge
Architectural Firm: Jonathan Burlow
Completion Year: 2020
Gross Built Area: 97m2
Project location: Hythe, Kent UK
Lead Architects: Jonathan Burlow
Photo credits: Simone Bossi
Clients: Private
Engineering: Neil Smith Associates
Collaborators: Artist Butler Archive
Bricks: Petersen Tegl
Specialist concrete: Lazenby’s
Glazing: Maxlight
Kitchen worktop: Henderstone

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