Structural Engineering Consultant
2015, Brick Development Association Brick Awards, Best Refurbishment Project
2016, RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize
2016, RIBA National Award
2016, RIBA London Small Project of the Year
2016, RIBA Regional Award
2016, New London Architecture 'Don't Move, Improve!' Awards "Overall Winner" and "Most Innovative"
2016, AJ Small Projects Award (shortlisted)
2016, Wienerberger Brick Award 2016 (nominated)
This project involved the extension and refurbishment of a typical London end-of-terrace house. Its rear façade incorporates the exterior wall of a previous, structurally unsound extension. The architect sought to retain in the new structure a memory of the previous structure and its construction, and the facade now records a ‘trace’ of the old extension through the outline of its typical sloped roof profile. Even the cracks caused by historical movement have been retained, now displayed within the corridor of the extension as a marker of the house’s history.
The extension’s structure has been left exposed where possible, and steel beams with bolted moment connections articulate the new façade and frame extensive glazing. A glazed light well connects the rear of the existing building and the extension, allowing light into the home’s communal areas.
House of Trace has been widely publicised and won numerous awards, including the 2016 RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize as well as a RIBA National Award.