Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear


An extraordinary extension to a house in Tynemouth conservation area.

The clients – a growing family – needed space, light and a healthy sustainable place to be together. The design evolved around the heart of the scheme – a dynamic integrated water feature inset into the living space. It also involved the addition of two bedrooms, including a room in the roof. The living space is covered with a radial stepped glass and sedum roof. This channels the rainwater, and the eye, towards the gap between the edge and the water feature. Innovative use of external insulation over super-insulating blocks gives Passivhaus-level insulation.

The Project won an Excellence LABC Award 2011