White on White
London, UK, 2011—2014
The client required a ‘jewel like’ extension to provide a study. It was to have a strong connection to the garden and not to draw attention to itself from the other side of the canal for reasons of privacy. Our aim therefore was to dematerialise the room within the existing white stucco elevation of the house and yet to have a strong internal presence. Instead of contrasting with the existing architecture, it is made to be invisible when viewed from afar. This was achieved by carefully selecting the materials- unframed ultra clear low iron glass; a white frit to camouflage the glass with a bespoke pattern relating to the garden, the view and the water; white structural silicone instead of the usual black; and the structure subsumed into the glass panels themselves.