Location: Strand on the Green, London
On this project contemporary materials and techniques were juxtaposed with some very traditional solutions. On the street elevation a contemporary frameless glass bay window is inserted in a wall of mathematical tiles on a timber frame – reviving an 18th century construction method, which when combined with efficient modern insulation gives outstanding thermal performance. The lightness of this construction which had to resemble neighbouring solid brick houses allowed the new building to be suspended above a very fragile protected garden wall that was unable to take additional loads but could not be demolished and rebuilt. Traditional green oak cladding and a modern steel stair are reflected in the rainwater recycling pond at the rear.
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