Threefold Architects have gained planning permission for the creation of an additional storey to 18 mews houses in the Ladbroke Grove area of Kensington, London
In what we believe to be one of the largest co-housing refurbishments in London, Threefold Architects have worked with a group of 18 different existing households to form an association, develop a brief and produce an elegant design which creates a uniform addition to the mews, whilst also providing the flexibility to allow internal spaces to be individually configured to meet the varying needs of the residents. Given the multi headed nature of the client, Threefold chose to construct a live blog site through which they have successfully communicated the development of the design and received feedback from the community throughout the process.
The form of the extension was developed through rigorous experimentation with physical models. The resultant volume has been designed to draw light into the centre of the plan through large rooflights whilst maintaining a low profile on top of the existing buildings so as to minimise impact on the opposite side of the mews. The construction will be from prefabricated solid timber panels enabling the extension to be erected on site quickly with minimal disturbance.
Client: Verity Woolf
Area: 56,000 sqft