Contemporary Two Storey Extension and Refurbishment in Sunningdale, Ascot.

The clients approached Adam Knibb Architects following a recommendation for a company who could deliver a superior piece of architecture in a contemporary style. Located in Sunningdale, Ascot, the existing building was a period property which was flanked in highly detailed chimney structures.

The period property, although needed a refurbishment, had interesting architectural merit. Attached to this was a poorly built and connected 1960s annex. Having reviewed the property it was decided that we could peel away the leaking and badly constructed annex to reveal the full detail of the existing structure. This then allowed a new extension to be located in it’s place.

The proposal which is conceived as architecture ‘of this time’ looks to sit partly over the existing footprint but extend to the rear. Connected to the existing building by a glass link, this not only drops natural light deep into the plan but also acts as a buffer zone between the two styles. The new extension is formed as a series of interlinking boxes which cantilever from one another.  A new entrance is located within the glass link to give a more central entrance to the house (turning right for the existing rooms and left for the new extension). 

An open plan living kitchen / dining room utilise most of the ground floor footprint whilst also integrating a garage, utility and boot room. At first floor level a master suite occupies the concrete cantilevered box.

Project details

StatusFeasibility Stage
Type Of ProjectResidential - Extension and Refurbishment
Contract value£750,000
Gross internal area650m²
Main contractorTBC
Structural engineerTBC

 Sunningdale, Berkshire

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