Furzefield Road

  • Project Type: Commercial
  • Client: Private
  • Status: Completed
  • Location: Surrey

An extension to 1950s house in Reigate, Surrey.

The contemporary extension takes its inspiration from the mid-century modern house. The extension is detailed purposefully to look like a new building following the shallow pitched roof line. Internally the steel frame has been left exposed. White-plastered walls and ceilings and a light resin floor emphasise the bright and spacious feel of the open plan space. The position and orientation of the extensive glazing encourages passive solar gain in winter and prevents the interior from overheating in summer.

Low-level manually operated vents and higher electronically controlled glazed louvres incorporated into the glazed surfaces enable airflow to be easily managed. The play of light in the space and on the surfaces of the materials continually changes with the weather, the time of day and across the seasons. As an office, it encourages a relaxing, comfortable, and professional working environment with a permanent and active visual connection to the outside.

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