estudio b is currently developing a proposal to provide additional living accommodation to an end of terrace cottage in Middleton, Manchester. The massing has been informed by a rigorous design process and in-depth study of the existing site. The client brief asks for a design that is simple yet aspires for a unique architectural proposition that blends in with the existing home, with a more open and accessible internal configuration.
The form takes reference from the old Lancashire cottage typology while providing larger north facing openings to the garden beyond and strong connections to a courtyard garden at the side. Close attention to the levels of the surrounding streetscape, and character of the existing building, has been key in the development of the project.
Location: Middleton, UK