Thread House – Nick Willson Architects
This residential extension concept from Nick Willson Architects carries itself well thanks to the strength of the design and the link that has been developed between the two spaces. The home is clearly definable by the different ages of the buildings, yet the architects have created a dialogue that ties them together well.
The space is well served by the bamboo treatment, giving it identity that differentiates it from the rest of the house, with the exposed brickwork giving it a grounded, identifiable link to the house above. The sketch is especially effective at delivering the Architects concept in a simple and clear to understand manner.
“Thread House is a new project connecting an upper ground floor and lower ground floor flat, in a Victorian terraced house in residential Putney, London. The concept developed from the idea of enveloping and uniting the two separate dwellings into one modern, family home. A bamboo thread weaves its way through the building, starting off with the flooring of the hall, and extending up the walls to create joinery and bookshelves. This textural element runs down the stairs and into the living space to form seating and kitchen tops. The bamboo is met by a dark black exterior with shaded louvres to protect the south facing facade from sunlight. The black painted wood forms a connection between the bamboo, the original building, the extension and the exterior of the house. The dark impact of the wood is echoed in the interior by black I beams and a thread of black kitchen units which runs above the bamboo”, Nick Willson Architects