Vault House is a reaction to a unique London townscape site that amplifies light and nature. Triple vaulted roof construction opens up views of the sky and neighbouring mature Frisia tree creating a cavernous top lit living space. The core brief was to transform an awkwardly arranged one-bed flat into a two-bedroom family home. The original Victorian building was designed with a short outrigger and had been previously extended at the back. Conservation Area consent was achieved to remove the poorly constructed addition and make further extensions to create a 9m long single storey new-build to the rear. The resulting design harnesses the height and length of the site to create a lofty light filled contemporary home.
Externally, the new ground floor extension was formed with variegated grey brickwork, heavily brushed with lime mortar to create a muted palette in contrast to the vibrancy of the neighbouring tree. The external patio was sunken to create a flush thresholds with retaining walls in matching brickwork.
London Borough of Wandsworth