Architecture & design

Charming Character: the Green House

Brighton-based FAB Architects’ first built work was a bold and playful client-focused renovation and extension for a family house in Croydon, Greater London.

This terraced house gained a playful new extension and a charming renovation back in 2018, which truly allows the home to stand out from the crowd. Featuring larch cladding, porthole windows and arched geometry, this playful piece of work was created to inspire fun.

 

Creating new life

In their first larger-scale project, FAB Architects worked closely with their clients to create an extension and garden office which not only allows for additional space for the growing family, but which truly adds pep and character to the existing family home.

The new interior area reaches out into the garden, adding square metreage vital for the clients, while vaulted ceilings also mean that the new space at the rear is given an injection of bright daylight throughout its open-plan kitchen and living areas. Arched openings feature throughout the space, both zoning the space into cooking, eating and play areas and additionally adding playful geometry designed to inspire the family’s children.

 

 

A little something different

Encouraged by the owners’ son’s love of trains, a running theme within the interior space is exposed timber, which is pulled together by way of the extension’s tongue-and-groove larch cladding, adding undulating texture to the exterior approach. This style was mirrored in the small garden office at the back of the garden, allowing for a visual connection across the outdoor space.

While porthole windows were added both into the extension and garden office walls, this shape is mirrored in the form of the skylights, again both adding light and life to the family home as well as drawing on geometric shapes to create a playful, charming space.

Source: FAB Architects

Photography: © Gareth Gardner

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