Sunny Facet Up brings playfulness and craft to a London house enchancment mission

by Editorial Team

Rising architects THISS Studio are behind Sunny Facet Up, an imaginative home extension in east London’s Clapton. The mission, a house enchancment scheme for the household of shoppers Jack Munro and Domino MacNaughton, was conceived as a ‘crafted piece of joinery’, its authors write. 

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The mission’s predominant activity was to rework a darkish and cramped rear inside space right into a brilliant and expansive kitchen, eating and household house, with a deal with entertaining household and company round a big desk. 

Sunny Side Up house extension timber frame structure with seating

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Bringing into the design improvement the experience of Munro, a product designer and co-founder of design studio Mule, elevated the inside additional by bespoke joinery and a craft-based strategy. In the meantime, the construction’s predominant body is created from sustainably sourced sapele hardwood timber. 

Sunny Side Up house extension timber clad dining area

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Dan Pope, THISS Studio mission architect, mentioned: ‘The mission was pushed by a fastidiously chosen materials palette. We selected sapele wooden for its hardness and power, offering the proper properties for our assemblage of home windows, doorways and joinery. Its heat caramel tones and delicate grain, present the proper distinction to the shimmering aluminium cover, or as we wish to name it ‘the fried egg’.’ 

Sunny Side Up house extension green wall with timber frame

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‘Collaboration is on the coronary heart of our studio. It was a pleasure to work with Jack and Domino, their open spirits all through the design course of allowed their character to actually shine by within the house. A collaborative strategy continued in our relationship with [the main contractor] Fiona of Sail & Sons, who actually acquired behind our playful imaginative and prescient and executed the best stage of craft doable.’

Sunny Side Up house extension timber frame of windows towards garden

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The ‘fried egg’ is an aluminium cover over the extension, conceived from analysis into two key visible references; Solar in an Empty Room, 1963, by Edward Hopper, and A Metropolis Backyard, 1940, by James McIntosh Patrick. The 2 inspirations juxtapose and supply a synergy between softness and rigidity, curves and straight strains, which was additionally a objective right here, enriching the house by selection and distinction. 

Sunny Side Up house extension kitchen space with terrazzo

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The mix of flowing, characterful shapes, streams of pure gentle, a tailored strategy, and sustainable structure credentials make this a mission that actually stands out – and the owners agree: ‘We don’t consider our work with THISS Studio as an extension, we as an alternative see how the home as complete – and the way we use it – has been reworked. We wished a house we may take pleasure in, unfold out and host in, with loads of buddies across the desk and kitchen. The brand new bones of the home are the proper backdrop to busy household life.’

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