British studio Greenaway Structure has added a minimalist glass extension to a Fifteenth-century thatched cottage alongside Farleigh Hungerford Citadel close to Tub, UK.
The structure studio was knowledgeable by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin for the design of the glass and metal addition of the mediaeval Watercress Cottage.
Inside a conservation space, the Watercress Cottage is a grade II-listed cottage subsequent to the Farleigh Hungerford Citadel ruins that are seen from the cottage’s patio.
Related to each the kitchen and major lounge, the 33-square-metre extension provides an extra vivid residing and eating area to the historic cottage.
“Watercress cottage demonstrates that it’s attainable to increase a historic constructing in a manner that respects it while making a optimistic modern architectural assertion, the results of which is a brand new life for the constructing with wonderful views,” mentioned Greenaway Structure.
“The design is an architectural expression which is each daring sufficient to exhibit the dedication to high quality and modernity and modest sufficient to sit down fortunately within the historic setting.”
With three partitions constructed from glass, the prolonged area opened up the cottage’s northwest wall, which introduced extra mild and higher views of the encompassing countryside and spring-fed pond.
The extension was constructed from a skinny metal body with glass-to-glass corners to provide nearly unbroken views to the pond.
The studio opted for a sedum roof to assist tramp heat contained in the extension and enriches the biodiversity of the atmosphere. Rain chains as a substitute of gutters had been used to empty rainwater from the roof.
With the purpose of making a heat and energy-efficient area, the partitions had been constructed with high-performance double glazed panes.
With studios in London, Hampshire and the Cotswolds, Greenaway Structure was based in 2015 by Duncan Greenaway.
Different latest extensions on Dezeen that had been designed to increase and modernise historic buildings embody a glazed extension to a Victorian villa in Edinburgh and a timber extension to a cottage in Devon.
The images is courtesy of Greenaway Structure.