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Chivalry Road Terraced House, London / Sketch Architects

Chivalry Road Terraced House,London / Sketch Architects

Project: Chivalry Road Terraced House
Architects: Sketch Architects
Structural Design: Packman Lucas
Contractors/Builders: SBGC London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Area: 60 m2
Year: 2018
Photographs: Adam Scott

Sketch Architects have refurbished a terraced home in South West London by adding a spacious, bright rear extension with large glass door extending into the garden and a usable, playful basement room.

All renovations aim to improve the lives of those that live within them and this project aimed to create a more liveable and usable space for a growing family.

kitchen, Sketch Architects

The brief presented to Sketch Architects asked that the available space within this small terraced house was maximised. The existing building had already been extended with a partial side return, but each space was very separate from the next and the layout wasn’t working for the young family who lived there. Each small space felt disconnected from the next. They asked Sketch Architects to investigate options that created a larger sense of space, utilising and increasing the existing basement, whilst maintaining a connection to the rest of the ground floor.

kichen, Sketch Architects

To achieve this Sketch Architects introduced a double height space in the centre of the house, shifting the location of the stairs to allow light in from a new glass roof at the rear, with additional walk on glass in front of the house. Too often basements feel dark and segregated but they have instilled a sense of light and connection, creating an inviting space, linked to the rest of the house. The floor of the kitchen at the rear or the property was lowered both to enhance the flow into the garden and increase the lines of sight into the basement. Finally, an exposed brick wall covers the entire double height space extending to the rear of the property giving more continuity to the design.

Chivalry Road Terraced House,London / Sketch Architects

Exposed steels allowed Sketch to remove many internal walls, maximising sight lines diagonally from front to back with cleverly located pocket doors allowing spaces to be divided when necessary. The front reception room was re-instated to its original dimensions but with a full height glass wall overlooking the double height space and maintaining the connection with the rest of the house.

Chivalry Road Terraced House,London / Sketch Architects

Re-configuring the stairs allowed Sketch to create a range of clever, innovative storage ideas, maximising the use of space. The hallway now feels wider and uncluttered despite the challenges of family life. Throughout the house they have used a number of natural materials; exposed bricks, painted steels, glass and wood. In the kitchen and basement, they have created storage using birch ply and upstairs added an office space on the landing continuing the use of plywood for the desk built into the eaves with large roof lights overhead.

Chivalry Road Terraced House,London / Sketch Architects

Sketch Architects are a young architectural practice based in London. They have many projects throughout London as well as several others located around the country, including in Lymington, Farnham, Sevenoaks, Cleethorpes and Exeter. They specialise in residential architecture, working on new build houses, bespoke extensions and full property refurbishments.

Chivalry Road Terraced House,London / Sketch Architects

stairs, Sketch Architects

Chivalry Road Terraced House,London / Sketch Architects

Chivalry Road Terraced House,London / Sketch Architects

Chivalry Road Terraced House,London / Sketch Architects

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