This symbiotic extension to an existing home provided all the extra space the client needed – a new living room, bedroom and garage for a collection of classic cars – as well as a palpable connection to the garden.
The glazing and cantilevered zinc-clad shell roof allow light deep into the living space from the south-west. The overheating risk in summer is prevented by existing tree foliage; when the leaves drop, the lower winter sun warms the house passively.
The clients were delighted. “Thanks to Coffey Architects, we have added a striking, modern addition onto a house. We have enjoyed working with them, and winning two RIBA awards is one hell of a bonus!”