Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rear Infill Extensions

Many older terraced houses (row houses) were designed in an “L” shape, often mirrored with the adjacent property. The shape invites daylight into central living space. Rear infill extensions enclose this space and often take on corresponding “L” shape. A clear example of this is shown in the image included in the introductory post to this blog, “And so it begins”. It is important to consider the implications of infill in the design. The loss of daylight could destroy the quality of the internal spaces in the new deep footprint. 

Note the roof lights in the previously mentioned image? In this case these are designed to maintain a good level of natural light. There can sometimes be planning difficulty with these sorts of developments particularly if they risk restricting daylight to a neighbouring property. If the existing party wall is already high enough, this should be easily overcome. One distinct advantage to this type of extension is often the ease at which the new construction can be tied back into the existing building. This image is good example of a simple glass infill extension which makes the most of the existing party wall and creates a dynamic new interior with views onto the rear courtyard garden.


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