Hackney Extension

A new garden pavilion with anodised aluminium slimline glazing transforms this lower ground floor flat's relationship with the large rear garden.

In order to retain adequate living space a large 6.0m rear extension was proposed. Despite the unprecedented size the high quality design received welcome support from Hackney Planning Department following our pre-application submission.

A glazed courtyard is created between the original rear elevation and the new garden pavilion, which permeates light and ventilation to the new bedroom. The garden pavilion roof is angled in section promoting views out. The semi-basement construction necessitated extensive underpinning and reinforced concrete works. The fair-faced concrete is left exposed to authentically express the notion of carving into the ground. On top of this a steel and timber framed pavilion is placed with full-width, slimline glazed doors to the front and back. The anodised aluminium door frames and fascias reflect the light and surrounding garden greenery.

Don’t Move, Improve! 2019 – Shortlisted

Completed: 2018

Amhurst Road, LB Hackney


Ben Blossom