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Alwyne Place

Lipton Plant Architects

Islington, London
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Project Size: 3,770 square feet

Program: The clients wanted to expand their 19th century brick townhouse in a landmark district to bring in more light and views to the interior.

Location: Located in Islington, a historic district in North London, the original house sits on a large plot and features a spacious backyard.

Solution: To maintain the building’s integrity, the architects added a modern addition of blue-tinged brick to the back of the house. A rectangular volume off the kitchen on the ground floor functions as an informal living room and also opens onto a garden terrace. The architects then inserted a glazed volume between protruding brick walls on the second floor to function as a study. To bring in even more light, the architects covered the living room volume with a walk-on glass roof, which doubles as an outdoor terrace accessed from the second level.

Construction Methods: The house’s addition is composed of brick and structural steel.

Lipton Plant Architects
Seatem House
39 Moreland Street
Phone : +44 (0)20 7288 1333

February 2014
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