Waghorne Gwynne Architects: Calabria Road, London
This is a house extension all about gardens and books, for a client who was short of space both inside and out. The solution was to demolish a rear two-storey extension and replace it with a 5m-high garden room and gallery, which brings light into the house. Bookcases furnish the garden room, which looks out on to a garden that is now on two levels, greatly increasing the density of planting that one sees from inside. And, in addition, the building itself has been turned into a ‘vertical garden’, with strongly articulated horizontal trellis bars up which climbing plants will scramble.