Intended to enlarge an existing family home in East Sheen, this project demonstrates what can be achieved within the scope of a more small-scale, permitted development that does not require planning permission.
Despite the apparently modest scale of the scheme, it still reflects a characteristically thoughtful synthesis of space and light. A single storey extension to the side of the main house is transformed into a pavilion-like outdoor room through a new glazed roof and glazed wall.
Exploring the idea of dematerialisation, a cunningly cantilevered roof structure makes the volume appear floating and weightless, suffusing the interior with natural light. The project emphasises the seamless connection of inside and out, opening up the house to the garden and letting spaces and atmospheres merge and interact. [By Catherine Slessor*]
Contract Value £226k
Location East Sheen, London
Client Private client – as faceted house 1
Design Team Paul McAneary Architects
Design Service Architecture, interior, glazing design, lighting design
Main Contractor Jonathan Shaw, Crane D&B ltd
Teak floor David McNeil, The Plank Co, email@example.com The Plank Co
Sub Contractor Martin Thorz, London Glass and Glazing Ltd
Supplier Sunvista, Compass Glass Ltd
Awards Design Awards 2020 Living space Design of the Year Award
Press Grand Designs Magazine