Waltham Forest, 2023
ROAR Architects has dramatically overhauled a family home in Walthamstow, London using new technologies and innovative design methods to create a bright and spacious extension. The owners of this property asked for a radical rethink of their house, which required maintenance prior to the works. With a growing family and regular visitors coming to stay, they needed to build up and out to the rear but this had to be achieved within the confines of a modest budget. Inspired by the history of grand architectural gathering spaces and ship-building techniques, a vaulted roof was developed so that head heights could be increased beyond the standard sloped side extension and still fall within the constraints of planning.