Extension to flat at Marchmont


The clients’ brief was for an upgraded kitchen and the reworking of a small stone extension in the 'back green' area at the rear of their ground floor tenement flat. We designed a reconfigured kitchen to provide substantially more worktop space and make a more usable dining area. The stone outhouse was mostly demolished, and in its place a lightweight timber structure was erected. This room was designed to be used by the clients either as their own informal dining area, or for reading and writing. The space was designed to feel light and open, and despite being overlooked from all sides, it maintains a high degree of privacy through the positioning of the glazing, and the use of translucent materials

Engineer: David Narro Associates

Location: Marchmont, Edinburgh
RIBA Journal (March 2000) Interiors section pp32-34 (article “Rear Window” by Michael MacAuley)
Sunday Times (20 August 2000) ‘Scottish Homes’ supplement p10 (article “Designs on the Humble Lean-To” by Tim Dawson)
ARCA Designing with Timber (Nov 2001), p42 (article “Bare Facts”)
Photos: Keith Hunter Photography and e&f mclachlan architects

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