something in the 1st floor bathroom of a 1860s chapelfieldian terrace seems to have had some leak – one day it all went down to ground floor. the collapsed extension was replaced by a single-storey annex, kitchen & bathroom, in the early 1980s.
with the task to
_add a new 1st floor bathroom
_expand the kitchen in ground floor
_create a roof-top-terrace on 2nd floor
we devellopped three alternatives for this wonderful, largely unspoiled example of a coventrian dwelling, part of the watchmakers quarter:
keeps the existing but cleared-out and cleaned-up ground-floor structure as plynth for the 1st floor bathroom in a rather pragmatic, build-on approach.
deep space thirty
prefabricated wooden frame-construction; proportions to recall workshop windows
really enjoys the long-and-narrow typology of the terraced house by further slimming down the width of the new-built add-on it furthermore adapts the organisation of the house, the narrow serving space slice aligned to the served space.
as antipode to the conventional approach represented by deep space thirty, the plug comes in full-width, cutting-off a li‘l yard of the garden, allows for bi-directional natural light and three-dimensional floor. Continue reading