This terraced home in the heart of Shoreditch, London, wanted to expand its useable space whilst retaining the original character and charm of the quirky property. For this reason, they opted for a pitched roof design, utilising structural glazing to achieve the most minimal design without compromising on modern performance values.
Steel supports were incorporated within the design, to achieve a modern industrial style for the glass roof. We designed the steelwork in house, to ensure the steel and structural glass worked in unison to create the perfect structure.
The steel and glass of the pitched roof are fixed directly to the brick walls that form the shape of the extension. Previously used to separate the garden from its neighbouring properties, the brick walls on either side of the roof were preserved to create exposed brick walls inside the extension.
At the end of the extension, a double set of vitra pivot windows allow for seamless travel between inside and outside areas. When closed, the vitra pivot’s give the look of a double set of casement doors, only revealing their bespoke nature when opened.
Above the vitra pivot installation, shaped structural glazing has been used to create a gable end structure that follows the shape of the pitched roof. This bespoke shaped glass allows the maximum amount of natural light to flow through the space, continuing to provide garden views from all angles.
The extension greatly expands the homeowner’s useable space, utilising the space so commonly found in this London style of home. The homeowners now benefit from a new kitchen dining area that is perfect for entertaining. In the warmer months, the vitra pivot’s can be opened up to create one large indoor-outdoor space.
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