jewel box by fraher architects

jewel box by fraher architects

[all images courtesy fraher architects]

i am always excited to see something new as a outcome from something old. don’t you agree it’s nice to see new life given to the existing/old house! recently i’ve seen many nicely done house extension projects from countries all over the world ( e.g. my favorite hackney house extension by platform5 ). different design approach, different budget, different environment, but all with one same concept: work with the context.

well, this could apply to a new site project as well.

as london-based fraher architects conceived it as a series of jewel boxes inserted into the existing fabric, this house extension not only created a dinning & garden room ( with natural sunlight and view to the garden!) ,but also introduced two simple sustainable systems: sloped roof to catch and store rainwater, and a wildflower roof (used scottish larch) to provide a wild life habitat.

jewel box by fraher architects

jewel box by fraher architects

jewel box by fraher architects

✚ a folding interior ceiling design detail

jewel box by fraher architects

jewel box by fraher architects

jewel box by fraher architects

✚ being a landscape architect, i am always pleased to see architects incorporate little green corner either at ground or up on roof :) here is the close-up look of the lovely wildflower roofscape !

jewel box by fraher architects

jewel box by fraher architects

jewel box by fraher architects

[all images courtesy fraher architects]

what a bonus to have a greenery view lookout from the window! being sustainable doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice the design quality (aka boring design). little details like this can benefit the environment a lot more than you think!

jewel box by fraher architects

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