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Studio Octopi lands planning for London house extension

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[First look + plans] Studio Octopi has won planning permission for this £150,000 project to extend a 1930 semi-detached home in Dulwich, south east London

Approved by Southwark Council, the single-storey extension creates a garden-facing kitchen and dining room clad in Douglas Fir timber.

The project was designed as a response to the ‘well preserved 1930’s architecture’ of the dwelling, according to practice co-founder Chris Romer-Lee.

He explained: ‘The 1930’s were a rampant period of home building [when] strong orthogonal forms with repetitive and economic structural rhythms dominated the architecture and furnishings.

‘Situated within The Dulwich Estate, the extension’s Douglas Fir structure is a continuing theme within our work.

‘A subtle shift in the alignment of the rear elevation’s columns plus the engagement with the existing structure provides an intriguing dialogue with the period property.’

The project is expected to start on site in July.

Studio Octopi's Barnett House extension project in Dulwich, south east London

Studio Octopi’s Barnett House extension project in Dulwich, south east London

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