The pair, who run TURN Architects llp, were the brains behind a unique project on Bayston Road which involved completely rebuilding the rear of the house, adding an extra floor by digging down a metre and cladding it in sweet chestnut wood.
They were appointed by a lively family who needed more space and, with the local authority at the time resistant to the idea of a loft extensions in the street, excavating at the back was a clever way of gaining an extra floor to meet their client’s spatial needs.
Andrea said: “The idea for the cladding came about after we took the family to see The Lighthouse, a prototype zero-carbon house I had project-managed for the last practice I worked at. As well as looking attractive the home is incredibly well insulated.”
The Victorian home comprises four double bedrooms and two bathrooms and includes a full-width back kitchen with bi-folding doors which open out onto a landscaped garden. The clever use of cladding and glasswork make it a brilliant blend of old and new. The basement has been converted to provide a games and utility room. With planning consent, there’s scope to extend into the attic.
Gozi added: “This was our very first project and one we really enjoyed. We’ve known each other for 21 years having worked together for a large practice– it seemed the natural next step to work together. We each offer different skills. It is still quite unusual to be an all-woman architect firm; we’re certainly very detailed in our approach.”
See the property details here: BAYSTON ROAD, N16
Among the other local projects designed by TURN were the former Homa restaurant and Salon Vision N16. Much of their work is in Stoke Newington as well as Camden, Islington and further afield in Bermondsey and East Dulwich.
The team can be appointed on a full or partial basis and specialise in residential and commercial work. They offer project management and aim to give clients a very real picture of a project’s potential costs.
Posted 21st June 2017
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