This small project was very typical of the practice in its early years; namely extending a substantial stone nineteenth century villa into a back garden that hitherto had no real interconnection between inside and outside. The project was very small (a footprint of 20m²), but provides not only a garden room extension to an existing kitchen but also a fuel store accessed independently, a utility cupboard and pantry.

An existing wash-house was semi-demolished and a new structure designed which while looking north and west admits south light through roof lights. The room itself has sliding doors which open and close in such a way to completely open to the garden in the summertime. A cantilevered pergola completes the composition.

 

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Architects Richard Murphy, Graeme Montgomerie
Contractor Inscape Joinery
Construction Cost £25,000
Client Chris and Molly Ludlam

Press

18 September 1997 Small Projects Architects' Journal
September 1995 Doors And Ironmongery Architecture Today
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