Modern Extension Of 19th Century London House
Lens House is a modern extension of a London house from the 19th century. Created by Alison Brooks Architects the extension includes a home office and enhances the house’s living room. The Lens House extension consists of the two structures that emerge from the original house and feature glazed walls that capture the daylight and open to the garden.
The structures are designed in interesting angular shapes that add a modern touch to a century old building. Built into the garden the extension was mindfully designed to avoid interferring with the rooting system of a walnut tree that stands in the vicinity of the house.
The design studio tried to make the extension to look weightless. Thanks to the glazed walls they achieved this goal creating origami-like structures that seem to be folded around the house.
The interior of this Victorian villa looks modern and pretty much in tune with the extension’s style. There is a pop of bright yellow that contrasts with the red wood surfaces and dark finishes.
The extension manages to merge with the house creating a quite unified space that leads from one area to another. The loft living area extension sits on the kitchen and dining area but is airy and effortless from the inside. Thanks to the glass rail that frames the second level the light travels through it without creating visual boundaries or heaviness of the loft space.
The glazed walls open up to the green garden that is both beautiful and serene. It is a great way to connect the house with the garden and a allow those views inside. Also the home office that faces the street is both detached and close which makes for a different working atmosphere than a regular home office but also allows to connect with the home whenever one feels like.
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