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This prize winning extension is another example of what can be created with Corian®

This prize winning extension is another example of what can be created with Corian®

Alison Brooks Architects have extended a nineteenth century house in north London by adding two tapered volumes that project into the garden.


The ends of each block are entirely glazed, while the sides are clad in Blackberry Ice Corian® panels.

Dezeen Extention by Alison Brook Architects Living Room


The first volume wraps around the brick walls at the side and rear of the house to create a small office, while the second volume extends out at the back to increase the size of the first floor living room.


“The extensions were designed to draw in light from the sky, embrace the garden, and capture a precise view of the massive walnut tree near the house,” explained architect Alison Brooks.


Dezeen Extention by Alison Brook Architects Entrance


“Each trapezoidal plane of the scheme is either fully glazed or fully solid, there are no punched windows,” said Brooks. “Both roof and wall planes are one material. This approach creates an architecture without mass and weight. It is more like the folded surfaces of origami.”


Dezeen Extention by Alison Brook Architects Window


Rainwater downpipes are concealed behind the ventilated Corian® facade.


The accolades for the extension so far include RIBA award winner and Grand Designs Best Extension award in the Sunday Times


Dezeen Extention by Alison Brook Architects Angle


Architect: Alison Brooks Architects Ltd London


Cladding Installation: Unique Fabrications


Photography is by Jake Fitzjones.


 


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