Highgate Studios 53-79 Highgate Road London NW51TL
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Fold house
420sm conversion and extension of a Victorian terraced family house in a London conservation area. The kitchen extension houses a living/dining area and is generated by a repeatedly folded sheet of patinated bronze. The bronze enclosure creates a variety of outdoor spaces including a courtyard between the existing house and new extension, covered outdoor portico, and folded plates acting as light reflectors and benches. Retractable glazing allows two facades to be fully opened to the garden. A proposed 3-storey side extension will replace an existing coach house - its addition allows a reconfiguration of the internal spaces of the house to integrate the house more fully with the garden as well as providing a more useable living space.