Al-Jawad Pike uses pale, exposed materials to extend west London home

January 17, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Pale brickwork, oak furnishings and terrazzo flooring combine in this light-filled extension to a Victorian house in London’s Shepherd’s Bush, designed by architecture studio Al-Jawad Pike. Made up three interlocking brick volumes punctuated by different-sized windows, the extension forms part of a terrace property belonging to an art director, an investment banker, and their two children. Their brief to

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Dominic Pandolfini updates his century-old Melbourne home with huge zinc-clad extension

January 16, 2018 Natasha Levy 0

Architect Dominic Pandolfini has more than tripled the size of his once run-down home in Melbourne, by adding a contemporary extension clad with zinc. Port Melbourne House is a 100-year-old heritage property in one of the city’s bayside suburbs. The Pandolfini Architects founder lives in the house with his wife, two young children and pet dog. When the architect initially

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Stanton Williams completes contemporary extension to historic Cambridge university campus

January 10, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Stanton Williams has completed a four-storey addition to a business school at the University of Cambridge, England, which features social and circulation areas that adjoin an existing historic building and are illuminated by large roof lights. The expansion of Cambridge Judge Business School provides a hub for postgraduate and executive business education, incorporating flexible teaching

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Studio Carver adds American-inspired prefabricated extension to Belsize House

December 28, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

British architecture practice Studio Carver has completed a timber and glass extension to a house in north London that was inspired by traditional wooden conservatories found in the American Midwest. Studio Carver designed the extension for an Anglo-American family who wanted to improve the living spaces of their Edwardian house in Belsize Park. The compact

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Tom Givone’s Floating Farmhouse features a glazed waterside kitchen

December 23, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

Designer Tom Givone has overhauled a farmhouse in rural New York, with the addition of a glass-fronted extension overlooking a creek. Self-taught designer Tom Givone transformed a dilapidated building in Eldred – a small town in upstate New York – to create a large, light-filled residence with generous kitchen, dining and lounge spaces. The extension also features a veranda that projects

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Tom Givone’s Floating Farmhouse features a glazed waterside kitchen

December 23, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

Designer Tom Givone has overhauled a farmhouse in rural New York, with the addition of a glass-fronted extension overlooking a creek. Self-taught designer Tom Givone transformed a dilapidated building in Eldred – a small town in upstate New York – to create a large, light-filled residence with generous kitchen, dining and lounge spaces. The extension also features a veranda that projects

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SelgasCano adds roof extension with pools and plants to Second Home offices in London

December 20, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Spanish practice SelgasCano has extended the roof of the Second Home offices in east London, creating five studios with winding desks, and a terrace with a serpentine border of aquatic planting. Madrid-based SelgasCano – run by José Selgas and Lucia Cano – was invited back to extend the offices it designed for the workspace provider Second Home inside a former

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Geometric forms and embossed details recall historic predecessors at Spanish psychiatric facility

December 17, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Vaillo+Irigaray Architects has modernised a 19th-century psychiatric centre in the Spanish city of Pamplona by adding a series of structures with gabled profiles that reference the forms of the existing buildings. The project represents the first stage of a masterplan by local studio Vaillo+Irigaray Architects to redevelop the healthcare facility, which occupies a large site with

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Geometric forms and embossed details recall historic predecessors at Spanish psychiatric facility

December 17, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Vaillo+Irigaray Architects has modernised a 19th-century psychiatric centre in the Spanish city of Pamplona by adding a series of structures with gabled profiles that reference the forms of the existing buildings. The project represents the first stage of a masterplan by local studio Vaillo+Irigaray Architects to redevelop the healthcare facility, which occupies a large site with

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Extension to Walter Segal’s modernist London home is modelled on ruins

December 14, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Jonathan Tuckey Design has revealed plans to extend the former home of Walter Segal with an addition like an “overgrown ruin”, while Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble has designed a shed for the garden. London studio Jonathan Tuckey Design drew up the plans for Matt Gibberd, one of the founders of design-led estate agent The Modern House. The two-storey brick extension, which has just received

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London’s best new house extensions revealed in Don’t Move, Improve! 2018 shortlist

December 1, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

A timber-lined loft renovation, a seven-square metre extension and a triangular room feature among the 30 projects shortlisted in a competition to find London’s best home extensions. Don’t Move, Improve! is an annual contest organised by New London Architecture (NLA), to champion “emerging trends, imaginative design and original problem-solving” in home renovation and extension projects. A

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Foster + Partners to add “missing piece” to Rogers’ Marseille airport extension

November 30, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to add a glazed terminal building to Marseille Provence Airport, which will link the 1990s extension designed by Richard Rogers with the original 1960s building. London-based Foster + Partners beat Rogers’ firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, to win the contract for the extension. Set to be completed in two phases, the works

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UNStudio plans extension to Georgia airport just four years after completing it

November 23, 2017 Ali Morris 0

Dutch firm UNStudio has unveiled plans for a “user-oriented” extension to its Kutaisi International Airport terminal in Georgia, featuring a rooftop plaza.  The Ben van Berkel-led firm completed the terminal building in 2013. Just four years later, the Amsterdam-based studio was asked to design a large extension, to cater to the airport’s rapidly growing number of passengers. Passengers using the

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Matthew Wood adds seven-square-metre extension to his small London home

November 20, 2017 Miranda Fitzgerald 0

The founder of MW Architects used black-blue engineering bricks to add an extension of just seven square metres to his renovated London home. Matt Wood’s narrow Victorian house had an area of just 19 square metres when he bought it. Small but significant, his extension takes the total size up to 26 square metres. Previously, the central

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Natalie Dionne extends Montreal residence using offset black boxes

November 19, 2017 Bridget Cogley 0

Canadian architect Natalie Dionne has attached a geometric extension onto the back of a brick townhouse in Montreal, to include more space in the kitchen and a balcony for the master bedroom. Clad in large plates of fibre-cement board, the Black Box II addition measures 180 square feet (17 square metres). It creates extra floor

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Angular frame juts over Montreal house extension by Naturehumaine

November 18, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Canadian studio Naturehumaine has extended a house in Montreal to create a family living area and an elevated master bedroom, which are all encased in a large grey frame that offers privacy from neighbours. The local architecture firm designed the extension as part of its transformation of the two-storey De La Roche residence in the

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KRFT adds two-tone brick theatre to Singer Laren museum

November 8, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Amsterdam studio KRFT has updated and extended a museum and cultural complex in the Dutch town of Laren, adding a new brick-clad theatre and a glazed foyer wrapped in a “curtain” of slatted timber. Singer Laren is a museum and theatre dedicated to preserving and displaying the collection of American artist William Singer, and his

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Office S&M uses scale-like tiles and vibrant colours to add personality to London house

November 6, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

This revamp of a family home in west London features a loft extension covered in scale-like wooden shingles, yellow-framed arch windows, and interiors that use colour to separate spaces for adults and children. Architects Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen of Office S&M were asked to oversee the improvements to a Victorian terraced house in Ealing,

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O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects adds “simple, warm and characterful” extension to London house

November 5, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects has extended a typical terraced home in northwest London, by adding a new timber-lined room that opens onto a brick-paved garden. The Dewsbury Road extension was designed by locally based O’Sullivan Skoufoglou Architects to replace a 1970s addition at the rear of a property in Dollis Hill, which had split the kitchen and dining area into two

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SHoP extends Santa Fe art gallery with folded aluminium corner

November 2, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

For the renovation of contemporary art gallery SITE Santa Fe, New York-based SHoP Architects has added a pair of pointed courtyards wrapped with diamond-patterned perforated aluminium. SHoP Architects renovated and extended SITE Sante Fe’s former beer warehouse building to create extra gallery spaces, a new public entrance, and indoor and outdoor spaces for its growing audience. Two extensions

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