homemade single family residence by bureau de change
homemade  single family residence by bureau de change homemade  single family residence by bureau de change
feb 13, 2013
homemade single family residence by bureau de change

‘homemade’ single family residcence by bureau de change
front facade



‘homemade’ is the first residential scheme by london-based design studio bureau
 de change. the project takes two
neighbouring houses and merges them into a 
single family home with a new extension providing a kitchen and living
space at the
 rear of the lot. the plan connects the two properties by opening up many of the
 dividing walls and
creating openings to give visibility, access and a more unified feel.


the ‘heart’ of the family space is created through an oak-wrapped box which sits at the meeting point between the original
house and the new family room. within this fabric is contained
 storage, partitions and a new cloakroom. at its edge sections
of timber are peeled
 at right angles to form an open staircase leading to the floors above. 
beyond this core sits the new kitchen
and dining space – created by wrapping the
 entire rear facade in glass, as though the two buildings are being physically
 together by the glazing.



entrance view



the 11 metre-long façade consists of tall sliding glass doors which blur the
 boundary between the inside and outside.
at the edges, the glass doors ‘climb’ over
the original building, creating skylights and windows with the same finish
 detailing. inside this space, the steel kitchen islands are hidden within two oversized
resin shells which appear
to have been pulled up from the floor.






staircase detail



new living area



new dining area



study room window






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