Nimtim Architects creates London residence extension with walled backyard

Nimtim Architects creates London residence extension with walled backyard

London studio Nimtim Architects has renovated a Victorian maisonette in Camberwell with a heat palette of pure supplies and a lush walled backyard.

Appropriately named Walled Backyard, the mission was designed by Nimtim Architects to offer the proprietor with a “place of reflection and sanctuary from town”.

Exterior of the Walled Garden house extension by Nimtim Architects
Nimtim Architects has prolonged a Victorian maisonette in London

The design responds to a quick calling for higher connectivity and openness within the residence, working throughout the constraints of the Minet Property Conservation space close to Myatt’s Fields in south London.

By extending the rear of the house into the again backyard, Nimtim Architects has opened up the bottom ground with a big dwelling, eating and kitchen area beneath a skylit ceiling of Douglas fir beams.

Walled garden with pond in London
It opens out to a lush walled backyard

“Our shoppers wished the house to really feel open and related however not cavernous,” defined the studio.

“Beneficiant openings on the rear create a focus and body views from the dwelling areas and the primary bed room to the secluded rear backyard, nonetheless outlined and wrapped by the unique inventory brick wall.”

Brick and wood-lined interior of London house extension
The inside makes use of a heat palette of earthy supplies

On the entrance of the house, the previous lounge has been was a separate visitor annexe with its personal devoted entrance and kitchenette.

Above, there’s a non-public dwelling space positioned alongside the primary lavatory and bed room, which overlooks the extension under from a small balcony.

Skylit kitchen of London extension
The extension made area for a big kitchen and lounge

“We launched an inside timber slatted balcony that permitted a dialogue between the bedrooms, the dwelling area and the backyard, lending an virtually civic high quality to the flat,” mentioned Nimtim Architects.

A palette of uncovered brickwork, tough plaster and a raised mixture concrete ground within the kitchen lends a heat, earthy high quality to the areas, supposed to melt the sunshine getting into from the big rear home windows.

“Collectively, we wished the supplies to have a wealthy and timeless high quality and be discrete sufficient to offer a backdrop to the shopper’s assortment of artwork, books and furnishings,” the studio added.

“Douglas fir timber screens and slatted ground planks enable mild to permeate, allowing glimpses between areas reinforcing the sense of connection.”

The studio additionally developed the idea for the walled backyard outdoors, creating area for 2 small seating areas and a pond positioned between areas of foliage and ferns which might be capable of face up to its south-facing facet.

Bedroom of Walled Garden home by Nimtim Architects
The bed room has a small balcony

Nimtim Architects was based in 2014 in London by architects Nimi Attanayake and Tim O’Callaghan.

The studio has accomplished a number of refurbishments and extensions throughout London, together with the refurbishment of a home in Southwark with plywood partitions and a cork-clad extension with pink window frames.

The pictures is by Jim Stephenson.

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