This house is a large single family dwelling situated in Hackney. The client wanted to extend to the rear and side to create a open plan set of living spaces, situated around a Tsubo – an external space, entirely enclosed by rooms or garden walls.
The Tsubo is integrally connected with the architecture and life going on inside, becoming a part of one's daily life. Always present, throughout the day and throughout the year.
The old house is stained in black and restored to its original splendour. The new extension finished in a lighter palette, all referencing back to the presence of the Tsubo. Fraher are providing a full architectural service.