Limehouse, London E1
A copper and glass garden room added to a Listed East End terrace.
In another favourite project of extending and modernising an archetypal small house we added a copper clad, glazed sculptural piece to a flat back house of the Napoleonic era, in East London.
A closed basement becomes a ground floor, opening on to the garden. The integrity of the heritage asset is protected. New and old are clearly delineated. These rare surviving terraces of Havering Street are Listed Grade II and celebrated both for their long history and for a more recent cultural significance. Modernity and tradition co-exist, joyfully.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get on wiv me neighbours?
But they make it very clear they’ve got no room for ravers
They stop me from groovin’, they bang on me wall
They’re doin’ me crust in, it’s no good at all, ah!
Lazy Sunday afternoon
I’ve got no mind to worry
Close my eyes and drift away
Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, Immediate Music Ltd. 1968