Framework House, London
A semi-detached family home has been extended at ground floor with an asymmetrically shaped open-plan kitchen and dining space.
The main rear wall of the house has been removed and the upper storeys are supported by a new steel frame, which also supports a floating oriel window to provide added connectivity to the garden.
Internally, the space is characterised by exposed pine rafters which form the roof of the extension. The timber structure has been carefully detailed with hidden connections to provide a high-quality and clean finish. The timber is used to highlight the different areas for dining, cooking, and relaxing, while maintaining an open and flexible space. The beams have been cleverly designed to provide additional storage for the family.
The rear extension has a sedum roof, and has been clad in white bricks to create a clear distinction between the existing house and the new addition.
The Sunday Times British Homes Award, Home Extension of the Year Shortlist 2021.
Images: Ollie Hammick