We have already presented a few projects, implemented by McLaren.Excel, an architectural firm based in Central London. As we are keen followers of their sense of aesthetics, we would like to share another project created by their team — Kew House.
Kew House is a refurbished Victorial London house, featuring a completely new layout and rear extension, that allows the house to breathe. The new addition, composed of two chamfered creates a sharp contrast to the background of the painted out rear facade of the original building. It’s very simple and pure in form, made out of rough pointed brickwork and grounding concrete plinths, what gives it a massive character.
The theme of mass and solidity continues inside as well. “ Internally, the form and structure combine to produce a dramatic folding and interlocking ceiling-scape, stitching together the two external forms and bringing together the old and new elements of the house,” described the architects. Concrete floor in connection with remarkable slender oak fluting and wall panels create warm and welcoming atmosphere. The second floor can be entered by a simply crafted oak staircase, where bedrooms and bathrooms finish the scheme and complete the transition from the earthy sculptural massing below.