This Arts and Crafts period house in South West London sits within a conservation area at the end of a terrace. The Client wanted to create additional living space and strengthen the connection to the garden. The additional footprint to the building is minimal, releasing space within the existing floor plan of the building. The area of South West London was historically known for its market gardens, thus providing us with the design influence suggesting integrating a series of gardens into the footprint of the build.
The introduction of an external courtyard garden into the footprint of the living spaces, brings in additional light into the back of the existing building as well as creating visual interest for the living spaces that surround it. The rear extension is sunken down to the lower garden level, minimising its impact on the building. A green roof provides elevation garden space at high level, extending the greening of the existing garden up towards the first floor level windows.