A Home Extension Which Has Been Inspired by the Feeling of Sitting Under a Tree

A Home Extension Which Has Been Inspired by the Feeling of Sitting Under a Tree

Project: Home Extension
Architects: Turner Architects
Location: London, United Kingdom
Year: 2019
Photo Credits: Adam Scott
Text by Turner Architects

A growing family needed a larger kitchen and wanted a family room that opened up the garden – there was, however, a large tree which sat directly next to the existing kitchen.

A Home Extension Which Has Been Inspired by the Feeling of Sitting Under a Tree

It was loved by the family, they have enjoyed sitting under it in the summer, watching the seasons change against it but it was threateningly close to the house and blocking the light and views out.

A Home Extension Which Has Been Inspired by the Feeling of Sitting Under a Tree

Our response has been to create a home extension which has been inspired by the feeling of sitting under a tree. Glimpsing the sky in different directions and with changing light as though looking up through its branches. The form of the roof, also allowed light to get to the back of the room.

dining area, Turner Architects

Our brief was to create a space with a series of overlapping functions: a kitchen, a dining room, a snug for watching a flickering light (either fire or tv) and a garden room. To keep this open yet clearly demarked we used stepped levels between the spaces, and a shift in finishes.

A Home Extension Which Has Been Inspired by the Feeling of Sitting Under a Tree

The kitchen is elevated with a timber floor continuing the floor finish in the main house. The floor then steps down to the dining room and still further to the snug. The snug and the dining room are limestone finish which runs through to the garden. This emphasises the cutting into the solid ground with the tree growing above.

A Home Extension Which Has Been Inspired by the Feeling of Sitting Under a Tree

interior design, Turner Architects

fireplace, Turner Architects

fireplace, Turner Architects

A Home Extension Which Has Been Inspired by the Feeling of Sitting Under a Tree

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