By Magaly – Categories: Bathroom, Dining Room, Furnishings, Hall and Entrance, Interior Design, Kitchen, Lighting, Living Area, Remodeling, Staircase
The Medic’s Residence is a renovation project carried out by AR Design Studio.
It is positioned in Winchester, England and was completed in 2013.
The Medic’s House by AR Style Studio:
“The Medic’s House is a two story rear extension and renovation project, commissioned by two Winchester based Physicians upon the arrival of their new child daughter.
The require for further loved ones space meant that the client’s current 1950s 3 bed residence desperately necessary extending. The brief known as for two added bedrooms upstairs and a huge open-program family members space with light, views and access to the lovely garden at ground floor.
AR Design Studio’s answer was to generate a big charcoal grey living box at ground level with a complete height glazed opening elevation to the garden. A timber clad sleeping pod is perched above at first floor level delivering the additional bedrooms.
At ground floor level the extension includes a utility, WC, kitchen, dining space and lounge region, fitted with 3 massive eco-friendly sliding glass panels generating an uninterrupted view of the garden. The flush threshold and continuous floor surface enhance this connection with the garden by allowing the internal space to flow seamlessly out into it on warmer days.
The walls are constructed from super insulated block and oversized insulated cavities guaranteeing a really thermally effective envelope. Large opaque glass panels to the sides enable etch light to enter deep into the plan of the space. The structure is hidden in strategically placed fins that recommend living zones within the open-program space.
Upstairs, the western red cedar clad addition consists of a generous master suite with a separate dressing location and 1 other added bedroom. This upper box is also fabricated in timber, allowing for a light weight structure that reduces the need to have for unsightly columns beneath. The building consists of more than 250mm (10in) of insulation which AR felt was critical at the upper level. This method to building was also carried via into the over insulated single-ply roof.
The fenestration was resolved as a series of verticals that celebrate the depth of the walls with a mixture of recessed and flush frameless windows. The overall composition was influenced by the ancient Greek theory of the ‘Golden Section’ in order to provide a effectively-balanced and proportioned rear elevation.”
Pictures by: Martin Gardner