This modern Winchester, England – house renovation and glass extension by AR Design Studio creates a light, airy and open living environment bursting with traditional values, contemporary style and innovative design. The clients (a couple) wanted to keep the traditional facade but they also wanted to add a touch of contemporary. The owner’s love of glass fueled their brief to construct a beautifully simple sculptural glass staircase and a contemporary glass extension, situated at the rear of the property in the space created by the ‘C’ shape of the building, which would open itself up to the garden. Hidden from view behind the buildings traditional facade, the finished extension is an elegant piece of modern contemporary glass architecture. It completely reinvents the feel and atmosphere of the previously dark and cramped servants’ quarters; all within the rich and poignant historical context of the site.
The new structure creates a dialogue with the nature, allowing it inside the house. Cooking becomes a pleasure, as you experience the green lush vegetation surrounding the glass structure. It feels almost like the kitchen is located outside. Flooded by light, the interior feels lightweight and breezy. How do you feel about this burst of minimalism?