This roof addition has provided characterful new space for the owners of an unusual 19th Century coach-house, the remnant of an earlier estate, now landlocked between the large houses of an Edwardian suburban street.
Perched high up among the tree tops, the geometry of the intervention completes and resolves the awkward form of the original house. Separated by a strip of glazing, the folded roof floats over the original and provides enclosure for a studio room, shower room and private South facing deck.
Two cedar-clad blocks, a subversion of the traditional dormer, intersect the roof, providing full height sky-lit space at the head of the stairs and above the shower. The frameless roof glazing over these two areas gives an illusion of being outside and offers unexpected views of scudding clouds and planes flying overhead.
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