South London

Loft extension


Engineers
SE Cambridge
Contractor
Andrema Construction
Project architect
Gudjon T. Erlendsson
Photographs
Martina O’Shea
Year 2017
Materiality

Oak plywood cladding combines high quality and affordability

Roof extension and a new dormer for a South London home. The house is located in a conservation area and had to consider its specific location. The design is a true Nordic approach aiming to create a simple yet warm interior and maximise external views and daylight. The tight, angular and irregular space offered a challenge solved to achieve the contemporary simplicity desired.

A new, highly crafted oak plywood staircase takes you up to the loft space where the master bedroom and master bathroom are located. The staircase is imagined as a gate to the tranquillity and private space up-stairs. This is underlined with the staircase being “separated” from the lower floor with the first step acting as a genkan to the staircase space. Oak and oak plywood is used to accentuate the bedroom and landing juxtaposed with simple white walls. The master-bathroom uses tiles and simple finishes to carry the design language into all of the new spaces. Spaces not used for dwelling are are cleverly utilized for hidden storage.

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Created by Gudjon Erlendsson | 23rd June 2017 | Extension