A recently completed project in Tufnell Park, London, by WILLIAM TOZER Associates
Relief brickwork walls to new extensions at the rear of the building reference the street frontage features of the original terrace house. To the ground-floor extension this brickwork takes the form of a sculptural plane, which is visually separated from the rest of the building by a panel of frameless, sand-blasted glass at one end, and glazed doors at the other. Brickwork cladding to all sides of the new dormer volume lends it an improbably heavy appearance atop the original slate roof. The open-plan ground-floor space is punctuated by rectilinear volumes, loosely dividing the kitchen, dining, living, and study spaces from one another. Doors concealed in these volumes enable varying degrees of enclosure and privacy to these zones, depending on use. A top-lit, double-height stairwell and floor-to-ceiling glazing to the master bedroom create an unusual sense of spaciousness to the roof extension.