The sustainable re-birth of a 3-bedroom Victorian London terrace for a young family, completed in 2020, just in time for the UK lockdown. We created a beautiful, functional space that the clients love, offering them sanctuary in the middle of the Medway Conservation Area in East London.
The property was extended, thermally upgraded and remodelled using innovative, sustainable materials, creating a sense of physical, mental and social well-being. The side return extension blurs the threshold between interior and exterior space and the new mansard roof extension provides a bamboo and cork-lined bedroom boasting views across the docklands.
The Naked House was featured in the Don't Move Improve Awards 2021 and longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2021, sustainable interior category.
"Working with Whittaker Parsons to extend and rejuvenate our compact Victorian home was a fantastic experience. From the outset, Matthew and Camilla understood our vision and enhanced our initial ideas by challenging our assumptions and suggesting novel approaches and materials.
In addition to Matthew and Camilla's pivotal role in the design, they were instrumental in delivering the project through their project management expertise. This was vital as we were not based in our home through the works and were both working long hours. This allowed the design to emerge fully from the vision we set out to achieve, with a consistent and proper focus on the final details which were so important to us.
Our home is now a wonderful family space with continuous, open, naturally lit spaces, whereas previously spaces were enclosed, cluttered and disjointed. Matthew and Camilla have helped us expose the fabric of the new structure and bring both light and space into our home, as well as connect existing areas to make them feel much larger. All in all, they have helped us add immeasurable value to our family life."
Andrew Long, 2020
Main Contractor: Magic Projects
Photo Credit: Jim Stephenson