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The sharp edges of the blackened timber planes slicing across and down to frame the opening of the new conservatory ultimately set the tone. Designed to unite the rear extension to the side addition, the new roof sits atop a glass box to comfort and protect – much like a Beret or Balmoral Bonnet.

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View from Garden

View from Garden

Just as the blackened timber exudes a feeling of warmth and security from without, the use of a beech timber paneling to the walls and to the ceiling of the conservatory instill a sense of peace and calm within. The contrast between the outside and the inside is therefore quite striking when viewed across the threshold. 

Island

Island

A place to rest one's elbow... and observe.

Table

Table

A place for homework and eating (and drinking wine).

Landscape

Landscape

A folded skewed island unit extending along the length of the open plan kitchen space becomes the dining table.

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Cupboard

Cupboard

Storage above; storage below; storage without; storage within; storage, storage, storage! (And, of course, a place for our little friends)

The Nook

The Nook

A place for contemplation and an escape from the surrounding madness.

Secret Passage

Secret Passage

A little not-so-secret passage to facilitate the gathering of herbs for supper.

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Enclosure

Enclosure

The inside out.

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Openness

Openness

Openness "is an overarching concept or philosophy that is characterized by an emphasis on transparency and free, unrestricted access to knowledge and information, as well as collaborative or cooperative management and decision-making rather than a central authority. Openness can be said to be the opposite of secrecy." - Wikipedia

The Hub

The Hub

cooking, eating, drinking, reading, relaxing, dressing, exercising, chasing, hiding, playing, listening, reflecting - living.

Calm

Calm

The eye is drawn to the softness of the timber elements that articulate the internal spaces, in particular, the internal paneling to the folded form of the Conservatory structure that envelopes the Lounge.

Sunset

Sunset

...and when the last rays of the setting sun hit the Corten BBQ backdrop with a reddish-orange glow, could that be a hint? 

Sky

Sky

I wanted a periscope but a framed view of the sun and moon will have to do.

Still Life

Still Life

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