Using these cool clips allowed them to leave enough of a space between the boards to account for this even while giving the walls a hint of metallic glitter! Custom variants of these clips are also used as hooks and cabinet pulls throughout the house fashioning a sense of continuity.
Nestled in a quiet little neighborhood of Crawley Hampshire the follows a similar path as Adam Knibb Architects expanded the existing living space and refurbished the interior completely by removing the existing workers cottage and bringing the outdoors inside. The result is a wonderful fusion of past and present as brick polished modern surfaces wood and glass come together in a graceful fashion.
Designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects the dark exterior of the house has a distinct contemporary vibe and yet allows it to disappear into the densely forested backdrop as the day wears on.
A large two-level building in the rear houses the bedrooms and other private spaces with a unique structure of moving wooden panels giving it an inimitable and distinct identity. A neutral color scheme and contemporary décor complete a home that is both innovative and inviting.
The use of stainless steel clips was a masterstroke that helps the architects to use the cedar boards without having to worry about damage over time due to seasonal expansion and contraction of wood.
Undoubtedly the real showstopper of the house is the top level rooftop terrace that features a 36-foot-long infinity pool along with a comfy and spacious hangout a barbecue area and an outdoor dining space.
Giving those old dark and dreary homes a modern facelift using a rear extension is arguably the most popular way to revitalize classic homes without disturbing their street façade too much.