With an unassuming single-fronted terrace house as the facade, Lewisham Road Residence is an unexpected restoration and extension for a couple with a keen interest in modern architecture. Discretely tucked behind the original structure, the sharp, clean-lines of the addition create a clear contrast between old and new. This articulation is carried into the interiors retaining a hint of the original details at the front and creating a new vernacular at the back with an open layout and fine detailing.
In order to create a project of this scale on the allocated budget, the design does not rely on expensive materials or grand gestures, but rather focuses cost on key moments where it makes the most impact. The concentration is on a custom glazing application that extends beyond the ceiling line to elongate the rooms with an upward looking orientation and forms a delicate line around the exterior. The cladding is a painted compressed cement sheet, installed to look like a more costly bronze metal cladding. The interior palette is restrained but considered and consistent.