An angled extension
Architect Jeremy Lim gives the lowdown
1 THEY ACHIEVE HARMONY if your plot and house aren’t in alignment, consider rotating the plan so it lines up with the external space. this will help link the new internal plan to the outdoor space.
2 THEY NEED CAREFUL PLANNING Bringing two geometries together needs careful consideration and should be planned so as not to create ‘dead
space’ at the junction. Furniture choice and space planning should be reflected in the initial drawing.
3 CEILINGS ARE key Consider designing the roof and ceiling so as to create an impact on the finished spaces. this will accentuate the change of angle and give a purposeful look to the direction of the extension.
4 MATERIALS make A DIFFERENCE Consider the materials you use in order to blend or define your new space. show off the new angles by introducing feature materials on the walls and floors, to differentiate old from new.
5 ILLUMINATION MATTERS lighting will help reinforce the new direction of the plan because the eye is drawn to light sources and fittings. How lights are positioned and used is integral to the feel and flow of the space.