概述 | Brief
Having lived in the 4-bedroom Victorian terraced property for over 15 years, the clients had grown tired of the tiny kitchen located in the rear outrigger, the dark interior spaces and the disconnect from / lack of views to the rear garden space. The flexibility to allow for entertaining, particularly extended family at summer weekends and during the festive period was key. Having undertaken a roof / loft extension in 2010 the clients were also keen not to have any proposal dominate the existing house as this large volume currently does.
设计目的 | Design Objectives
Increase the connection to the rear external amenity space and make better use of the under-utilized side return
Link the tiny existing kitchen to the rest of the living space
Flexibility within an open plan layout – avoiding disparate, cellular spaces
Allow greater level of light into the interior living spaces
Not dominate the property like the existing roof extension does
Allow the existing Victorian property to become the primary focus of the project
Provide an external outbuilding, primarily for cycling practice
设计描述 | Description
The terraced London house with rear outrigger is a familiar typology. Often viewed as unremarkable, these iterative brick elements form a distinct architectural character, acting as an important context in the lives of many Londoners. This project involves an intervention within such a setting; including a ground floor rear / side extension, internal reconfiguration and a lowered garden / garden room.
▼首层空间进行了后方和侧方的扩建，the project involves an intervention including a ground floor rear/side extension
A deferential approach to context was adopted early in the project, with a desire to avoid repeating an existing large roof extension to the property that dominates the roofscape; in turn dominating the original typology. This project is inherently subservient and respectful to the existing structure, particularly the outrigger. Rear external walls and internal partitions to the ground floor were removed, dissolving the threshold between inside and outside. This creates one large open plan space that is both internal and external, house and garden.
▼场地后方增加了一个外部空间，an external outbuilding is added to the rear of the site
▼首层空间的隔墙被拆除，从而消除了室内与室外的界限，internal partitions to the ground floor were removed, dissolving the threshold between inside and outside
▼客厅细部，living room detailed view
▼模型：通过引入矩形的钢制框架来构建主要的维护结构，model: a unique structural solution of interconnecting, pared back perpendicular steel frames were introduced
▼钢制框架细部，steel frames detailed view
To maintain this connection, a unique structural solution of interconnecting, pared back perpendicular steel frames were introduced, with infill frameless roof glazing and glazed aluminium bi-fold doors forming the primary building envelope; maximising light into this north facing rear space. The solidity and permanence of the original brick outrigger is further enhanced with a brick soffit to the rear living space. A simple brick perimeter wall and horizontal roof form a rear outbuilding, with glazed aluminium bi-fold doors allowing it to be used as a further habitable space.
▼屋面玻璃和釉面铝双折门最大化地将光线引入朝北的后方空间，the steel frames with infill frameless roof glazing and glazed aluminium bi-fold doors maximize light into the north facing rear space
▼后方起居空间的拱腹使用了砖材，使既有砖墙的坚固性和耐久性得到加强，the solidity and permanence of the original brick outrigger is further enhanced with a brick soffit to the rear living space
The steel frames are considered devices through which the external spaces and historic context are perceived, and through which daylight filters into the space. The innate structural tension therefore contrasts with and acts as a foil or repoussoir to the existing building, enhancing its compressive, monolithic nature.
▼新结构为既有建筑赋予了空间的张力，the innate structural tension contrasts with and acts as a foil or repoussoir to the existing building
The resultant home is a remarkable series of living spaces, totally unexpected behind the otherwise polite and unremarkable Victorian street façade.
▼原始一层平面图，original ground floor plan
▼改造后一层平面图，proposed ground floor plan
PROJECT INFORMATION SHEET
Project Title: repoussoir
Architect / Designer: con | form architects
Photography: Simone Bossi
Spokesperson Contact: Eoin O’Leary – Partner
Site: Andalus Road, London, SW9 9PF
Design to Completion
Commissioned: March 2017
Start on site: March 2018
Completion: October 2018