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Portobello garden extension brings the outdoors in

April 28 2020

Portobello garden extension brings the outdoors in
Planners have been asked to deliberate on a replacement side extension to a C-listed Portobello home drawn up by DS Architecture.
The proposals call for replacement of an existing side extension at 38 Marlborough Street with a new structure topped by a planted sedum roof on an enlarged footprint.
Necessitating a large new wall opening to provide an uninterrupted transition between the body of the main house and the extension the project will deliver a new kitchen and utility opening onto the garden with large format glass sliding doors.
In a supporting statement project architect Dugald Skene wrote: "The proposed structure is designed to be as open to the existing enclosed garden space as possible, with openable large format glazing providing a seamless transition between outdoor garden space and the interior. To maximise natural light gain deep into the floor plan, clerestory glazing set back from the main elevation of the proposed structure at high level is proposed.
"The design focuses on the horizontal elements that are consistent within the design of the principal structure, particularly the proud stonework ‘band’ that runs across the main elevation above the ground floor window openings."
Finished in Siberian larch timber cladding and powder-coated aluminium the off-shoot includes a sedum roof to improve elevated views.
The planned extension will replace an existing structure
The planned extension will replace an existing structure

1 Comment

#1 Posted by Alex on 29 Apr 2020 at 12:38 PM
This extension has very attractive materials: larch cladding, glazing and green sedum roof and relates well to the garden. It has the added benefit of the roof functioning as green infrastructure - insulation, biodiversity gain and reducing water run off. The design of the extension sits comfortably as an ancillary structure to the grand Georgian style house and the features of the clerestory and large sliding windows make the most of light. Overall a well functioning and attractive extension that fits well into the historic residential area of Portobello - I look forward to seeing it built.

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