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52 Cooks Road, SE17 3NF
Refurbishment and extension of a 1980's house featuring a ground floor extension with large glazed doors, clerestory windows, courtyard garden and black brick and corrugated aluminium facade.
The house is a 1980s two-storey end of terrace with a garage connected by a walled courtyard garden. The project has modernised and extended the property, reactivating the courtyard’s unused spaces, converting the garage into a bedroom and connecting it to the house via a single storey courtyard extension.
A new entrance replaces the cluttered porch to update the front elevation. A series of clerestory windows introduce light throughout the ground floor while maintaining privacy in this tight urban site. The connecting extension contains a terrazzo-lined kitchen and dining room adjacent to the courtyard garden.
A separate gable wall bay extension equips the smallest room in the house with the largest window, extending the client’s study with a view of the urban roofscapes and sky.
The exterior brick stain unifies the new walls with the old, distinguishing the house from the rest of the terrace. The corrugated aluminium emphasises the pitched forms of the roof while the material reflects the surrounding urban landscape, vegetation and sky, changing with the light.
All materials, techniques, and fittings used have been chosen to achieve longevity and significantly upgrade the property’s thermal performance.