Nook House

London / United Kingdom / 2015

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Nooks and crannies permeate and define the extension and refurbishment of this Victorian terraced house in Hackney, East London. Through a series of structural alterations and extensions at ground floor we formed a series of elegant, open plan and light filled spaces conceived as a series of nooks from the scale of a room down to the home for a favourite bowl.



A large ash framed glazed door and windows frame views of the garden through the house and from the entrance. We designed the kitchen as a gallery for an eclectic cookware collection and allowed these to decorate the space. The project experiments, combining stainless steel, birch faced plywood, grey mdf, cement tiles and a cast in-situ concrete kitchen bench at critical junctions in the kitchen. Outside the small extension, the interventions are subtle and in harmony with the character of the Victorian building.


We re-used as much of the existing building as possible and added high levels of insulation and a triple glazed rooflight to help maintain a thermally stable home.

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    Nooks and crannies permeate and define the extension and refurbishment of this Victorian terraced house in Hackney, East London. Through a series of structural alterations and extensions at ground floor we formed a series of elegant, open plan and light filled spaces conceived as a series of nooks from the scale of a room down to the home for a favourite bowl. A large ash framed glazed door and windows frame views of the garden through the house and from the entrance. We designed the...

    Project details
    • Year 2015
    • Work finished in 2015
    • Main structure Masonry
    • Contractor Cardonwood Ltd
    • Cost £150,000
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence
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