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McGarry-Moon bags planning for concrete addition to Victorian cottage

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + DATA] Northern Ireland-based McGarry-Moon Architects has won permission to extend an existing cottage in Kingston upon Thames

The scheme in south west London will replace an existing bunker and 1930s single storey rear extension with a new 220m2, two storey addition to the Victorian cottage to create a large family home.

The extension’s plan brings the kitchen and living space to the centre of the home, creating a terrace and courtyard linking the indoor space with the outdoors. The bedrooms and other ancillary spaces are arranged around this central living space.

The architects have aimed to create a distinct architectural language for the new extension, contrasting both in materials and form with the existing cottage. The form of the building allows glimpses of the new to be caught from the old and vice versa, creating an architectural dialogue and relationship between the old and the new. 

Constructed from in-situ concrete with a wood grain texture, the materials used for the extension ‘contrast both visually and textually with the existing brick house’.

The scheme is due to complete in summer 2014.

Warren Cottage south east perspective

Warren Cottage south east perspective

Project data

Architects: McGarry-Moon Architects
Location Warren Road, Kingston Upon Thames, London
Type of project House extension
Project architect Jessica McGarry
Design team Steven Moon and Adam Currie
Client private
Funding private
Tender date Spring 2013
Start on site date Summer 2013
Contract duration 12 months
Gross internal floor area extension - 220m2
Form of contract unknown yet
Total cost private
M&E consultant unknown
Main contractor unknown
Annual CO2 emissions unknown – aiming at passivhaus for extension

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