Outside In House
Starting with an existing derelict youth club on a constrained site the client’s brief was to create a unique two bedroom home with minimal alterations to the existing structure.
The clients wanted to live in a space with strong connections to the outdoors. The challenge of the project was to achieve this using an existing building that had minimal external openings and limited outlook.
A large area of roof was removed bringing light into the centre of the building and enhancing the connection with the outdoors. By creating layers of enclosure within the existing envelope a sense of being outdoors could be created within the building. These layers enclosed specific functional spaces for cooking, washing, sleeping and living. The ‘left over’ space remained unprogrammed : space that could be appropriated for non specific functions : entertaining, studying, drawing, sunbathing, dreaming.
- Works: Change of use and refubishment
- Budget: £92,000.00
- Floor Area: 140m2 new build
- Construction Period: 32 months
- Contractor: Self-build
- Structural Engineers: TWP Engineers