Timber Fin House by Neil Dusheiko
London-based architect Neil Dusheiko has designed an extension for a turn of the century family home in Walthamstow, London. This extension is designed to provide a flexible living space and an extra bedroom for the young family. The extension house is built entirely of timber. The structure of the house is framed in oak and clad in Siberian Larch.
Here is a description from the architects, “The differentiation of materials allows it to be read as a separate volume rather than mimic the brick character of the existing building.
The design plays on the juxtaposition of natural light effects and artificial lighting. Through shadows cast on the facade by the timber fins a subtle layering is revealed. As time passes the facade is animated by the changing condition of light and shadow. The cranked geometry allows for maximum sun penetration and the shapes the garden space. The vertical fins are contrasted by a linear walkway which serves as a bench connecting the house to the garden.”
Image Copyright: Neil Dusheiko Architects