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Facet House

Platform 5 Architects

Project Name

Facet House

Project Status



  • Structural Engineer: Lyons O’Neill
  • General Contractor: Fiske Interiors
  • Other: Culmax
  • Other: Allgood
  • Interior and Lighting Designer: Delta Light
  • Interior and Lighting Designer: Aktiva
  • Interior and Lighting Designer: John Cullen

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Project Description


Informed by the cranked plan of the tight corner site, this project creates a light-filled, dynamic living space that connects the interior with the garden.

Situated on a cranked plot on a tight corner block, the existing L-shaped Victorian terrace typology had been skewed to fit the site but resulted in a house that had limited outlook and a garden that tapered out of view. The brief sought to create a modern family dwelling with a large sociable kitchen / dining / living space to the rear that re-engaged with the garden.

The single-storey rear extension has created a generous volume in which the clients could cook, eat and relax with friends. The geometry of the site led to the faceted form of the extension that is kept low along the party wall, to be respectful to the neighbouring property, whilst kicking up to the rear picture window overlooking the garden. A large glazed panel including pivot door opens up to a rear terrace further linking internal and external spaces.

The faceted geometry is continued into the floor finishes, mixing white porcelain tiles with oak parquet flooring to define wet and dry areas. The extension is linked to the entrance hall with a spine wall clad in tongue and grooved timber that reveals a number of ancillary spaces such as coat and shoe storage, utility and WC. The project has transformed the house, elegantly dealing with the functional and storage requirements of the client whilst creating a light-filled dynamic living space that connects the interior with the garden.
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