Location: Islington, London
Project Year: 2012
Cost: N/AIntended for a reputable silversmith and QC the Jewel Box brief called for complete renovation and extension to provide a dining area and garden room. This Grade II listed building is located in the prominent Colebrook row conservation area.
Conceived as a series of jewelled boxes carefully inserted into the existing fabric, the proposals open up and revitalise what was a series of dark disjointed spaces. Timber and concrete have been combined in a simple palette of materials that wrap around the existing fabric, inviting the user through the space and into the garden. The remaining period architectural features are retained and celebrated whilst the rear addition utilises a double canted wildflower roof to bounce light deep into the floor plate.
A hidden garden study provides a place of contemplation overlooking the south facing courtyard garden.
Sustainable Scottish Larch combines with a series of green roofs to soften the junctions of the insertion and provides a habitat for local wildlife. Super insulation and rainwater storage add to the eco credentials of the scheme.
Looking up to the garden
View from the gardenView of the garden from the wildflower roof Concept sketch Story board Rear bedroom window Dining room Study view Vaulted entrance Garden seating area Wildflower roof Master bedroom