Are we looking in the wrong direction for extra space?April 17, 2018 | Posted by Michael Petch
For an architect, looking at space is a fundamental part of what we do and in London that increasingly means looking for hidden and unrealised potential.
For a private residential dwelling, that has traditionally meant expanding to the rear, in the roof, underground and sometimes to the side. In recent years, the most advantageous of these being underground.
As a practice we have completed over 30 basement developments in 6 London boroughs providing gyms, music rooms and swimming pools as well as games rooms, home offices and additional living space.
However underground expansion is becoming increasingly difficult due to planning and neighbouring policies. And if you don’t have a London postcode,...