Glass box defines extension with basement pool for Victorian home in south London

British studio Guarnieri Architects has added a glazed box containing a swimming pool, hot tub and steam room to the rear of a Victorian terrace in Clapham Common, south London. A new floor excavated below the level of the main house provides space for these leisure facilities within the glazed extension, while a mezzanine above hosts a

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Revamped London house features white surfaces and concrete details that match a brutalist neighbour

William Tozer Associates has overhauled a Victorian terraced house in north London, introducing a white, modern living area that faces out onto a neighbouring brutalist estate. London-based William Tozer Associates refurbished and reconfigured the house in Highgate, which forms part of an Italianate terrace. Immediately behind the terrace is the Abbey Road housing co-op – a brutalist estate designed in the

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McLaren Excell adds contrasting pale-brick extension to black-painted Victorian house

A pair of interlocking volumes clad in pale brick and fronted by large, frameless windows extend the rear of this Victorian house in west London, which has been overhauled by McLaren Excell. Local studio McLaren Excell was tasked with renovating the property and a former stable yard in the Richmond area of London to create a house

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Mulroy Architects extends Edwardian home in north London with angled skylights and glazed passage

Mulroy Architects has added a glass passageway to the side of this three-storey house in north London, which features an interior fitted with bespoke oak joinery and furnishings by local studio Manea Kella. London-based Mulroy Architects maintained the period character of the facade of the end-of-terrace Edwardian home, while modernising the interior with minimalist furnishings by interior

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Giles and Pike Architects adds stepped glass extension to Victorian house in south London

Giles Pike Architects has extended this house in Putney, southwest London, using glass walls to flood the new basement living areas with natural light. Local studio Giles Pike Architects designed the stepped extension for a Victorian semi-detached house to create an open-plan living, kitchen and dining room. The architects excavated ground at the back of the Felsham Road property to extend

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Nimtim adds pergola-like extension to 1950s terrace in south London

Timber portals frame windows and skylights in this garden-facing extension, which Nimtim Architects has added to a terraced house in Peckham, southeast London. The London-based practice designed the extension and renovation to an “unremarkable” infill house built between brickwork residences during the 1950s. The client, a young professional, wanted the extension to serve as an open-plan kitchen and dining

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Cousins & Cousins adds laminated timber and glass extension to brick house in Hackney

A spiralling steel staircase connects the living spaces inside this timber and glass extension to a semi-detached property in north London. Local studio Cousins & Cousins was asked to improve the existing layout of the house in Hackney and add a rear extension to provide the extra space needed by the clients’ growing family. The two-storey

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Simon Astridge adds dusty-pink concrete extension to north London house

Simon Astridge has used pigmented concrete to create the pink facade of this extension to a north London house, accenting the warm-toned colours found in the existing brick walls. The London-based architect added the extension and reconfigured the interiors of the mid-terrace house in Islington to create an open-plan kitchen and dining room for its new residents – a young

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Movie explores Jonathan Tuckey’s home in a former steel workshop in London

Filmmaker Tapio Snellman has documented the home of Jonathan Tuckey in this movie, which was created 14 years after the architect overhauled a 19th-century London workshop to create it. The architect, who is the founder of London-based firm Jonathan Tuckey Design, renovated and extended the steel fabricator’s workshop in 2002 to create a unique home for his family and their dog.

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West Architecture converts London church into restrained home for School of Life founder

West Architecture has transformed a Methodist church in Islington into a pared-back home dressed with just a few items of furniture to reflect the minimalist lifestyle of its owner. London studio West Architecture, which carried out previous renovation works on the building, was asked to update the space for its latest owner. The client, Morgwn Rimel, is the co-founder

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Sunken Bath Project named London’s best new house extension in Don’t Move, Improve! 2017

A garden room containing a sunken Japanese-style bath has won top prize in a competition to find London’s best new house extensions. Designed by local office Studio 304 to extend a ground-floor flat in Clapton, east London, the Sunken Bath Project was named winner of 2017’s Don’t Move, Improve! awards this evening. The small extension was praised by the jury for its compelling design,

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Theis + Khan updates Notting Hill house with basement pool and cinema

This west London house has been overhauled by British practice Theis + Khan to a “cave-like” swimming pool in the basement and a twisting white staircase. Architect couple Patrick Theis and Soraya Khan extended the basement of the five-storey House in Notting Hill Gate, stretching it beneath the front garden and part way under the rear garden. The architects

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Larissa Johnston arranges minimal London home around plywood box

A plywood box hosts the kitchen and staircase in this minimal maisonette in Islington, which has been reconfigured and extended by local architect Larissa Johnston. Johnston overhauled the maisonette, which occupies the lower two levels of a Victorian terrace house, for a couple and their two young children. The architect aimed to maximise the space, bring in more natural

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Paul Archer uses board-marked concrete and glass for London house extension

Coarse concrete walls contrast transparent glazing in this extension designed by Paul Archer Design to create a light-filled kitchen and dining room for a north London house. London-based Paul Archer Design added the 15-square-metre addition to the rear of Tibur House to create a bright, open-planned kitchen, dining area and lounge at ground level. The architects removed a side wall at the rear of the property

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Pamphilon Architects’ larch-clad extension echoes butterfly roof of east London terrace

Slats of larch dress this angular addition to a Victorian property in Dalston, which was built for a young family and is shortlisted in 2017’s Don’t Move, Improve! competition for best London house extension.  London-based studio Pamphilon Architects added the 30-square-metre timber volume to the rear of a family home on Stamford Road, replacing an existing 1960s extension that was too

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Gundry & Ducker adds sooty brick and glass extension to London house

A darkened brick tower and a glass volume form this extension by Gundry & Ducker, added to the rear of a north London residence to create a kitchen and living room with garden views. London-based architects Christian Ducker and Tyeth Gundry extended the Florence Street residence for a jewellery designer, an airline pilot and their two small children. The architects wanted to reference the ad-hoc design

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Architecture for London builds one house extension in slate and another in brick

Architecture for London has created a pair of contrasting extensions for adjoining houses in east London, using pale brick for one and dark slate for the other. With the demand for contemporary house extensions continuing across the UK capital, the London-based firm designed the Tower Hamlets Tandem project for two neighbours who wanted to extend their attached properties

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Studio 1 Architects’ brick and glass extension to London house frames garden views

Studio 1 Architects has added a brick extension with a large window to the rear of this Victorian house in London, creating a light-filled seating area lined in white-washed ash slats. The local studio reconfigured and extended the ground floor of the Gladstone Road property in south-west London, aiming to create living spaces with views and access into garden. It forms

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Scenario Architecture covers London house extension in larch and heather

Scenario Architecture has added a wooden extension with a jagged heather-covered roof and a large window to the rear of an east London house. The two-storey Evering Road apartment occupies the ground and basement floor of a Victorian house in a Hackney conservation area. London-based Scenario Architecture was asked by the owners, a couple who had lived

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London house extension by Bureau de Change Architects features dark blue kitchen and bright white lounge

Peaks and troughs accommodate planting on the roof of this concrete extension to a south London house by Bureau de Change Architects, which has a blue and white interior. Bureau de Change Architects, which was co-founded by Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos, extended house in Clapham to create a lounge and kitchen with sliding glass doors that open to the garden.

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Lipton Plant Architects adds double-height glazed extension to London house

Lipton Plant Architects created this glazed extension for a house in north London to offer residents views between its various levels and out to the garden. London-based studio Lipton Plant Architects extended and reconfigured the end-of-terrace house for a family in Islington. The aim was provide better connections with the garden, between upstairs and downstairs, and to bring more light into

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Nimtim creates sunny London house extension to adapt to young couple’s changing needs

A yellow and white colour scheme finishes this London house extension by Nimtim Architects, which is shortlisted in 2017’s Don’t Move, Improve! competition. The British practice added a large but simple square extension to the rear of the property, a ground-level Victorian flat located in London’s Herne Hill. To cater to the changing and unpredicatable

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London’s best new house extensions revealed in Don’t Move, Improve! 2017 shortlist

A garden studio dedicated to rug making, a sunken Japanese-style bath and a spacious kitchen built from pale bricks feature among the 24 projects shortlisted in a competition to find London’s best home extensions. Don’t Move, Improve! is organised by New London Architecture (NLA) – an independent forum dedicated to new architecture and construction – in

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Scenario Architecture founders add glass-roofed extension to their own London home

Architects Ran Ankory and Maya Carni of Scenario Architecture have opened up the interior of their Victorian terraced house in north London and added a glazed extension at the rear. The architect couple bought the property in London’s Stoke Newington with the intention of renovating, extending and updating it to create a home able to support

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Neil Dusheiko creates home for his father-in-law featuring a wall of ceramics and glassware

A wall of storage filled with art and ceramics features inside this house that architect Neil Dusheiko has renovated for his father-in-law, near his own home in north London. Dusheiko overhauled a typical Victorian property in Stoke Newington to create Gallery House, which involved extending the ground floor to create a spacious new kitchen, and refurbishing

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Extra-tall windows connect Studio Octopi’s Slot House with its patio garden

Studio Octopi has overhauled a terraced house in north London, adding an extension that features a three-storey-high window and a two-storey-high pivoting door. Prior to Studio Octopi’s intervention, the Victorian property had been subjected to an extensive overhaul in the 1980s that had failed to resolve the lack of internal cohesion and cramped feel of the living spaces.

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Sunken washroom by Studio 304 allows residents to bathe in a garden setting

Studio 304 has added a glazed bathroom to a London flat, featuring a sunken bathtub that offers Japanese-style bathing to its occupants. Locally based Studio 304 designed the Sunken Bath for clients living in the ground-floor flat of a Victorian terraced house in east London. The aim was to create a new bathroom that also offered space for Japanese ritual bathing – a

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Pamphilon Architects adds textured brick extension to Edwardian house in London

Protruding bricks texture the walls of this extension to an early 20th-century house in north London, which was designed by Pamphilon Architects for a fashion designer client. The east London studio added the brick extension to the rear of the terraced house in the borough of Harringay, expanding its small existing kitchen. The studio named the project Lacy Brick

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Glass Box extension by Studio 304 sits atop park-side home in Hackney

A glass box peeps over a brick wall at this Victorian property in east London, introducing natural light into the new living space created by local architecture practice Studio 304. The Glass Box extension by Studio 304 sits on top of an existing single-storey living space at the back of the Hackney residence. It is designed to flood a newly

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Victorian loft conversion by A Small Studio creates “relaxation oasis”

A dormer window with a thick black frame offers views of the garden from this reading room, which is one of three new loft spaces created for a home in south-east London by A Small Studio. The reading room is the focal point of the London studio’s Project Escape (to the Roof), created for a family who wanted to add

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Henri Bredenkamp converts derelict university building into family home

Architect Henri Bredenkamp has overhauled a Victorian house once used as a teaching space by Goldsmiths university in south London to create a light-filled home for his family. Bredenkamp of London-based Studio 30 Architects, refurbished and extended the basement when converting the 19th-century property into a home for himself, his wife and their young son. He called it The Study House as the residence was formerly

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Erbar Mattes adds pale brick extension to Edwardian house in north London

Architecture studio Erbar Mattes has added a limewashed brick and glass extension to a house in London’s Crouch End, creating a bright and spacious living area for a family of four. The London studio extended the rear of the early 20th-century mid-terrace house to increase the ground floor living space. The garden room comprises a kitchen, dining and playroom for

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Blee Halligan Architects updates north London house with lantern-like extension

Blee Halligan Architects has renovated and extended a house on Highgate Hill in north London, using black gridded glazing and pale brickwork to frame views into the back garden (+ slideshow). The 100-square-metre extension was designed by the London studio to provide a new open-plan kitchen and dining room for a large family living in a four-storey Victorian terrace. More

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Call for entries to NLA’s Don’t Move, Improve! awards 2017

Dezeen promotion: New London Architecture is now accepting entries for Don’t Move, Improve! 2017, a competition to find the best house extensions in London. Now in its seventh year, the contest was launched by New London Architecture (NLA) – an independent forum for discussion, debate and information about architecture and construction in the capital. The aim of Don’t Move, Improve! is to More

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McGarry-Moon Architects updates Richmond Park gatehouse with contemporary extension

Northern Ireland studio McGarry-Moon Architects has renovated a historic house in west London, and added a contemporary timber and concrete extension connected by a glass-lined corridor (+ slideshow). Warren Cottage is a Victorian property situated within the Coombe Wood conservation area in Kingston upon Thames. The house is heritage-listed due to its former role as More

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Studio Octopi adds glass-fronted extension to White Lodge house in London

Local architecture firm Studio Octopi added this brick and glass extension to a Victorian terrace in west London to improve the connection between the property’s reconfigured interior and garden (+ slideshow). Studio Octopi was asked to redesign the disjointed ground-floor spaces of the 1860s property in Putney, and to add two new bedrooms and a playroom. A 1990s conservatory was More

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Selencky Parsons adds stepped extension to 1960s terraced house in London

Architecture studio Selencky Parsons has extended a typical midcentury end-of-terrace house in southeast London by adding a pair of brick gables that diminish in size like Russian dolls (+ slideshow). The property is typical of local authority housing built across the capital in the postwar period. Its current owners invited Selencky Parsons to propose a renovation More

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Kirkwood McCarthy adds zinc-clad garden wing to north London house

Kirkwood McCarthy has added a black zinc-clad wing to the rear of a London house, creating a light-filled living space that sits between the garden and a new courtyard. East London-based Kirkwood McCarthy designed the extension for a Victorian-era property on Pages Lane in Muswell Hill. The studio – which was founded by Sophie McCarthy and Fiona Kirkwood – was approached by their More

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Fraher Architects adds glass-roofed extension to terraced house in London

Fraher Architects has added a simple extension with a sloping glass roof to an early 19th-century house in London, creating a bright new dining area that opens onto a garden patio (+ slideshow). Located in a conversation area, Lambeth Marsh House is part of a 1820s terrace that was originally occupied by artisan workers. London-based Fraher Architects was tasked with More

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Rise Design Studio adds glass extension to north London house

Rise Design Studio has added a glazed extension to the rear of a house in London, creating a light-filled kitchen and dining room that opens up to the garden (+ slideshow). With the demand for contemporary house extensions continuing across the capital, the London-based firm designed the Burrows Road addition for a couple and their daughter living in Kensal Rise. The intention was to provide the family with a large kitchen-cum-dining room More

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Alma-nac creates huge pivoting door for London house extension

A three-metre-high pivoting glass door protrudes from the sloping roof of this London house extension, which is clad in fibre-cement panels to match a refurbished dormer window (+ slideshow). Designed by London studio Alma-nac, the renovation and extension of the Victorian terraced house on Landells Road, East Dulwich, was completed for a young couple. The aim was More

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Herringbone parquet and stained ply cabinetry feature in London extension by Nimtim Architects

Nimtim Architects created a steeply terraced garden to accommodate this extension to a 1960s house in southeast London, which features parquet flooring and blue-stained woodwork (+ slideshow). The local studio, founded by architects Nimi Attanayake and Tim O’Callaghan, designed the extension to the Forest Hill house to create extra room for their client’s teenage children and to More

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Herringbone patterns feature inside angular house extension by Platform 5

London architecture studio Platform 5 has added a cranked extension to a Victorian house in Hackney, featuring a herringbone-patterned dining table that matches the parquet flooring. Platform 5 was asked to adapt the existing L-shaped property to provide more sociable spaces for family living, including a kitchen and dining area that opens onto the rear More

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HÛT adds “jewel-like” glass extension to east London house

With the demand for contemporary house extensions continuing across London unabated, architects office HÛT has updated an east London terrace with a new glazed dining room (+ slideshow). London-based HÛT was asked to refurbish and extend a Victorian property in London’s Mile End, improving the flow of internal spaces. Like many homeowners in the British capital, the clients were hoping to More

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Londoners’ “tastes have improved” say architects as home-extension market explodes

A growing thirst for contemporary design is transforming the market for house extensions in London, according to architects working in the city (+ slideshow). While 20 years ago architects might have been embarrassed to talk about their extension work, or saw it as a platform to help get them bigger projects, today there are studios that have built their More

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