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5 Chalcot Road

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A mid-terrace four storey house by Studio Octopi

The architect’s view

5 Chalcot Road is a mid-terrace four storey house built around 1860 that fronts onto the north-east side of Chalcot Road.  It is a single family house that has had numerous internal and external alterations. The current layout suffers from a lack of connection between principal living spaces.

As well as extending the property our proposals focused on increased connectivity between floors with a new double height space at the rear. An open staircase allows glimpses up to the first floor from the basement, achieved by a combination of fire engineering, sprinkler system and forced ventilation.

The double height space at the back has two parts. The older part, where a new 2 storey pivot door reinforces the vertical nature of the brick closet wing, and a new glass extension with a full width 2 storey high sash window. This extension is carried up to the first floor with a smaller full width sash window and rooflight forming the master ensuite.

Overall the proposals preserve the historic pattern whilst allowing the property to be developed as a family home.

  • Chris Rohmer-Lee, director, Studio Octopi

Project data

 

Start on site: July 2012
Completion: May 2013
Gross internal area: 250m2
Procurement: Single stage tender
Total cost: Undisclosed
Client: Confidential
Structural engineer: Built Engineers
QS: Listers
Fire engineer: Braidwood Fire
Main contractor: GMS Building Services
CAD software used: Vectorworks
Annual CO2 emissions: Unavailable

 

Specified products

 

Bespoke Sash Window System

Jofebar

www.jofebar.com

 

Privacy glass to sash window

Okalux

Triple glazed window with copper EML

www.okalux.com

 

Bespoke pivot door

Jofebar

www.jofebar.com

 

Windows

Velfac

Velfac 200 system

www.velfac.co.uk

 

Flooring

Lazenby

Polished concrete screed

www.lazenby.co.uk

 

Bespoke kitchen counter

Corian

Glacier white corian

www.corian.co.uk

 

Bespoke Kitchen island unit

Prima Marble

Carrera white marble

www.primamarble.com

 

Bespoke steel stair

Perforated steel treads + risers with solid steel plate balustrade.

Design by Studio Octopi

 

Ironmongery

SDS London

www.sdslondon.co.uk

 

 

 

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