Newington Green Residence is a refurbished residence located in North East London, England. Designed by Nicholas Kirk Architects, the house has been transformed inside and out as a perfect place to retreat from the busy life of the urban environment. From the project, the house now has a new charred timber bedroom extension as well as a sympathetic refurbishment of the original building.
The key products used in the project are charred timber or shou sugi ban, timber windows, and composite decking boards. The internal spaces flow to the terrace at the rear area, doubling the footprint of the residence through the existence of an outdoor living room.
Slatted screens, long grasses, and climbing plants are arranged to offer a sense of enclosure, allowing nature to monopolize this part of the city.
The project was intended to create an oasis away from the hectic city and to allow the owners space to breath and relax while enjoying the view of their surroundings.
The external and internal spaces of the residence are unified through the addition of this new charred timber bedroom.
Therefore the architecture team decided to use materials such as timber to unify both spaces.
The refurbishment project also intended to offer a sympathetic restoration of the original dwelling with contemporary materials. The overall design is set to create a residence that would make the most of every nook and cranny.