‘homemade’ single family residcence by bureau de change
‘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
pulled together by the glazing.
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
and 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.
new living area
new dining area
study room window