Reconfiguration and retrofit of a five-bed Georgian terraced townhouse in London Fields with interlocking cork-rendered extensions. Located in Graham Road and Mapledene Conservation Area the property was overhauled using healthy, durable, and recycled materials to provide a tactile family home to meet the demands of busy family life.
We remodelled the ground floor to ease circulation and improve the connection with the back garden. We widened internal openings between ground-floor rooms to provide an open-plan living arrangement.
The extension's footprint was carefully considered to retain as much of the garden as possible. The two interconnecting extensions are steeply sloping; their faceted pitches are expressed internally, lined in FSC ash-faced plywood and generous roof lights.
A new sustainably sourced Oak engineered floor is laid to top of jute floor insulation (made from old coffee bean sacks) in the reception rooms and hallway. Bespoke joinery lines the two reception rooms, neatly housing the children’s toys and books, with a niche for a refurbished piano.
Upstairs in the original outrigger, a new family bathroom has been built. It is a compact space, but what it lacks in floor area, it makes up for in volume. The soffit of the pitched slate roof has been exposed and the skylight installed. The walls, ceiling and floor have all been thermally upgraded. Whittaker Parsons sourced wall tiles made from recycled content, and the bright yellow rubber floor provides a splash of colour to the space.