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Richard Murphy Architects extend 1920s Edinburgh home

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August 8 2014

Richard Murphy Architects extend 1920s Edinburgh home
Richard Murphy Architects have completed a modest two storey rear extension and internal remodelling to a 1920’s built home in Ravelston Dykes, Edinburgh - after being approached by a relative of practice associate Graeme Armet, who designed the scheme.

Conceived as a means to make the most of level changes and a large rear garden the project saw significant modernisation of the period property to facilitate open plan living and the inclusion of a new garden room.

This latter feature incorporates large glazed sliding doors and folding panels opening onto a sunken terrace to draw in light from the late afternoon sun and accessible via its own direct stair connection to the rest of the property.

Acknowledging the difference in scale from its normal work the practice said in a statement: “Although this was how the practice began twenty years ago, today we rarely accept projects of this scale but made an exception here.”
Dug into the ground the extension seeks to maimise the light
Dug into the ground the extension seeks to maimise the light
Murphy's trademark crisp white render, horizontal glazing and oversailing roofs are evidenced
Murphy's trademark crisp white render, horizontal glazing and oversailing roofs are evidenced

The extension affords a more intimate relationship between home and garden
The extension affords a more intimate relationship between home and garden

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