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Purley Side Extension with a Green Roof

A sculptural side kitchen extension with a green roof conceals itself into the sloping site of this 1920’s Purley house.

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Purley Side Extension with a Green Roof: Image
Purley Side Extension with a Green Roof: List

The clients came to us, seeking a functional solution to the steep gradients of their front driveway and rear garden (a characteristic of many Purely houses), which was making it difficult for them to use their outside space.

Replacing the dangerously steep slope of the existing driveway, the new flat driveway creates a much safer parking space, drastically improving the accessibility of the house and offering a new EV charging point and bin store.


The landscaping design responds to the site topography, providing safe, useable spaces that step down with the sloping ground. Stepped planting allows for much improved biodiversity to the front lawn, as well as offering spots for growing fruit and vegetables.


The materiality roots the development into the landscape seamlessly; The green roof above the kitchen, gives the impression of a lawn when viewed from the front of the property while the driveway is bordered by a gabion wall to one side.


A new brick enclosure is proposed to stretch across the full width of the house, which will limit solar gain to the large areas of glazing to the rear.

Purley Side Extension with a Green Roof: Text
Kitchen
Kitchen
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Rear Elevation
Rear Elevation
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Aerial View
Aerial View
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Kitchen
Kitchen
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Rear Elevation
Rear Elevation
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Landscape Design
Landscape Design
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Purley Side Extension with a Green Roof: Image
Purley Side Extension with a Green Roof: Projects
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