The owners of an existing house wanted a floor and a half added to their existing dwelling unit while they continued living in the house. A raised service floor was designed so as not to disturb the existing services and also to give structural flexibility to the new dwelling unit. The entire extension has been designed in steel.
The clients are manufacturers of tiles and as a result we were able to work with their manufacturing facility to produce kiln bricks for the external walls of the house.
The design is conceived as a simple rectilinear grid that plays between solids and voids where louvers intersperse the facade to shade the building from the glare of the western sun.