Platform 5 created a side extension and reconfigured the ground and first floors of a four storey mid terrace Victorian townhouse in Camden. The existing dark cellular ground floor rear wing was opened up and re-arranged to create a light filled room where the family can gather to cook, eat and relax with views of the garden.
The extension is formed by sitting a lightweight zinc clad element onto the existing party wall, while a large rooflight brings in daylight over the dining area. A timber-lined snug area was created in the existing extension and storage is concealed behind flush timber doors and under the seats.
External walls were internally insulated and glazing upgraded to reduce energy consumption. The internal spaces and snug can be opened up to the garden in the summer by opening up a large pivot door and sliding folding windows to the snug area.