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Cousins & Cousins completes glazed house extension

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Cousins & Cousins has completed this glazed extension to a Victorian house in Hackney, East London

Formed by removing a section of brickwork, the new extension provides a new bedroom and dining area.

The new bedroom has been added on the second floor and the ground floor kitchen and dining area have been combined to form a single open-plan space.

The extension has been linked to the garden at the ground floor with a large frameless window.

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The architect’s view

This new addition blends seamlessly into its surrounding context through innovative design and construction techniques.
 
The former four-bedroom house had been outgrown by the family but rather than look for a new home, the owners decided to radically alter their existing property. We took the brief for an extra bedroom and extended it to create an entirely new space that would enhance how the family interacts with one another.

The extension cleverly reuses many elements from the original framework of the home: bricks from the demolition process have been retained and used in the new build; bathroom windows have been relocated to the bedroom; and even the kitchen cupboards have been incorporated into the new dining/kitchen area. The architects have also stayed true to the history of East London as homes in this area were traditionally built using local materials and this is the natural continuation of that.

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