The design is a creative response to the constraints and opportunities presented by the site, and Dulwich Estate requirements, resulting in an original take on the typical domestic extension project. The clever roof design articulates privacy, light and views to maximise enjoyment of the space and garden for the large family of seven.
To the side the serrated edge eaves detail, with exposed rafter tails, balances light with privacy whilst creating something delightful. Roofs are gutterless and crisply detailed, with large overhangs and ground level drainage. To the rear a new living space is created under the cavernous angled roof (inspired by the interesting double pitched roof outriggers of the local houses) with a seamless connection to the large garden patio.
Architecture and landscape have been considered holistically. The sloped site is organised by sequentially stepped ‘rooms’; a service zone (with colourful Utility, WC and desk nook), the kitchen and dining area, a new garden living room and patio, an outdoor kitchen area, garden sitting space, and finally a new outbuilding.
The cool tones of the robust concrete and porcelain tile ground plane are paired with warm natural Douglas fir timber and rich red pigmented zinc. The Utility and desk nook are defined with bold colour.
London Borough of Southwark
Barbara Samitier Gardens