queens road, kingston

this client, a fashion and food photographer, contacted us five years ago wanting a contemporary flat-roofed extension to his dining room, but was wary of the potential constraints of the conservation area in which the victorian property is located. we developed a simple design of a single storey extension with a flat roof structure cantilevering over the rear corner opening. the spine wall, made of concrete with a brickwork facade, hides a large sliding door that closes against three sliding panels, creating a fully openable corner that frames the views into the mature garden.

more recently, the client again approached us to design an additional side extension, housing his new photography studio. the new building was designed to maintain a similar architectural language of brickwork, glass and oak timber, with a large glass slot separating the new structure from the main house. the extension also contains a bike store to the front and a separate wc.

contemporary features at the front of the property are normally not allowed within conservation areas. however, in this case, the council allowed a flat-roofed contemporary extension facing onto the road because of its outstanding architectural design.

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