This beautiful Victorian villa in Clapton, England, received a green-roofed, timber-clad extension that brought natural light into the main living space. The owners commissioned London-based Scenario Architecture to design a modern extension that would respect the proportions and layout of the original building, with superb results.
The occupants of the Clapton House used the property as their residence for a few years before deciding to upgrade. Their main design requirement was related to the layout of the house, which included an old glass conservatory which blocked the light from reaching the living room.
The architects came up with a design for a timber extension which that accommodates the kitchen and dining area. The exterior wall of the existing house was left intact, maintaining the privacy of the lounge, while the green roof creates a gentle, eco-sensitive aesthetic with various environmental and energy-saving benefits.