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Townhouse at Ellesmere Road by DROO

The London-based architectural studio DROO has designed "Ellesmere Road " a contemporary townhouse that located in LondonUnited Kingdom

Project description by the architects:

Taking its cues from the roofscapes of the east London Victorian Row houses, the structural glass prisim which forms the verandah of this Townhouse at ELLESMERE road, defeats gravity in propping up the existing brick return of the first floor using only structural glass and 1 disappearing column.

Townhouse at Ellesmere Road London United Kingdom by DROOimage © Rei Moon 

brick house with glass roof image © Rei Moon 

Creating a seamless continuity between the interior and the exterior the verandah is supported by a singular boundary wall which contains, drainage, insulation, wiring, electrics, all concealed within the brick boundary wall to create the seamless interior to exterior space.

Townhouse at Ellesmere Road London United Kingdom by DROOimage © Rei Moon 

Glazed side and rear extensions are pretty typical, but tend to be limited to façade openings or individual skylights, our angled glazed structure which extends from roof to facade with the use of solar controlled structural glass cantilevered off a single post and beam structure, is an innovative fully glazed extension (roof and walls) which minimises the transition between internal and external living spaces.

combination of glass and brick structure image © Rei Moon 

Townhouse at Ellesmere Road London United Kingdom by DROOimage © Rei Moon 

The existing building appears to be suspended above the glass verandah through the innovative use of structural glass, and the glass prism is angled to counterbalance the volume and maximize the size of the windows. We were able to achieve significant spans and spatial lightness to the space via the verandah structure. There was a to and fro process on the technical detailing to achieve a successful fit with the existing building, which due to its age, presented a number of structural challenges.

brick and glass structure image © Rei Moon 

Townhouse at Ellesmere Road London United Kingdom by DROOimage © Rei Moon 

remodeling the old house with glass structureimage © Rei Moon 

Townhouse at Ellesmere Road London United Kingdom by DROOimage © Rei Moon 

white kitchen island image © Rei Moon 

white kitchen image © Rei Moon 

amazing modern kitchen image © Rei Moon 

contemporary bathroom with white washing basin and mirror image © Rei Moon 

cozy living room with big vertical windows image © Rei Moon 

black old metal fireplace beside wooden shelf image © Rei Moon 

wardrobe for kids roomimage © Rei Moon 

verandah of the house made of glass and brick structure image © Rei Moon 

post modern building facade image © Rei Moon 

before and after of the house transformation  image © Rei Moon 

Ground floor planGround Floor Plan

First Floor PlanFirst Floor Plan

Roof planRoof Plan


Architect: DROO

Year: 2018

Area: 150 m²

Photographer: Rei Moon 

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