At Shape Architecture we undertake many residential extensions in Brighton of all types and size. Very often a relatively small design change has a great impact and results in a far improved home. Our projects are characterised by light, bright contemporary interiors flooded with light and coupled with excellent visual and physical connections with the garden spaces beyond.
This project at Rugby Road is typical of most peoples’ houses in that there was an underused side return and a mix of small rooms giving onto the garden but with no sense of connection between outside and inside. Our project adds a side infill extension, whilst maintaining garden access and opens up the interior space.
A feature window merges into a rooflight with a frameless glass to glass connection that connects to the planted wall at the side of the property. The roof is a green sedum roof and this absorbs up to 70 percent of the rainwater that falls upon it. The project is a great success and has transformed how our clients live in the space.