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School House / Challinor Hitchcock-Yoo - Exterior Photography, Windows, Door, Facade, Patio, Deck, Courtyard© Adam Carter

Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Purchasers sought to remodel their historic residence, which is about amongst a tiny village and church, and change their dilapidated extension with a brand new, up to date design to take full benefit of the elegant environment and views, making a extra intimate integration between the indoor and outside areas for them to take pleasure in.

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Our preliminary imaginative and prescient was to create one thing that strongly contrasted, but complemented, the historic cloth of the principle home, crafting a journey that culminates in panoramic views of the countryside. We curated a playful narrative of denial and reward with the views, ranging from the principle entrance, the viewpoints unfold and evolve with home windows and openings angled and positioned to offer snapshots with out freely giving the complete satisfaction and fantastic thing about the unobstructed panorama till one enters the extension area itself.

School House / Challinor Hitchcock-Yoo - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade© Adam Carter

The drama and pleasure of getting into the brand new area are enhanced by way of using a historic archway, reopened and lined in oak, this creates a dynamic entrance into the sunshine, open-plan quantity from the darkened hall. Fantastic distinction between mild and darkish performs out all through the entire scheme, most notably in its porcelain cladding, punctuated by sharp, copper downpipes, that are set in opposition to the impartial tones of the unique dwelling and its masonry particulars.

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The porcelain cladding is about out in strips which have been fastidiously designed and proportioned to a rhythm of 4 totally different widths starting from 150 to 432mm. These take inspiration from quite a lot of proportional inspirations discovered throughout the historic dwelling and have been got down to neatly abut the proposed openings with as little waste as potential. The one leftover [contingency] panel was left uncut and repurposed as a bespoke tabletop.  

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The extension homes the brand new kitchen and eating areas, releasing up area inside the principle home to offer further lavatory and utility rooms that add performance for the Purchasers. The design contains an angled pop-out that serves as a studying nook while offering unequalled views of the encircling countryside. This angled factor additionally aligns with the slit home windows to offer snapshot views of the panorama past as one is transferring by way of the host dwelling.

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The massive [2.6m high] sliding doorways peel again to open the area out into the panorama, bringing in mild, sound, curiosity, and integration with its implausible environment. Limestone terracing is angled to create clear, delicate strains that intensify the type of the extension and distinction the darkened cladding, whereas humble landscaping extends out behind sedum-topped gabion partitions to offer non-public seating areas and a small allotment space.

School House / Challinor Hitchcock-Yoo - Interior Photography, Bedroom, Windows, Door, Chair© Adam Carter

On a night, the end to the porcelain cladding catches the setting solar and transforms right into a deep, wealthy copper coloration that drastically modifications the ambiance of the design, permitting it to settle and function a relaxing, pleasant area to inhabit whereas watching the world go by.

School House / Challinor Hitchcock-Yoo - Interior Photography, Table, Lighting, Chair© Adam Carter

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