The White Extension was designed by Urban Architecture that located in Dublin, Ireland, is a house extension for a photographer and his family. When Urban Architecture first met the homeowners of this house they were house hunting for a new home. However, through sketch designs it quickly became apparent that the transformation of this small two bedroom red brick terraced house to a family home design would be possible. The extension of the home design that called White Extension, consists of two white boxes across the width of the rear of the property. The lower box, containing open plan living space opens fully to the rear using a bi-folding glazed screen with roof light drawing light into the deep plan.
The second box sitting above contains a master bedroom, the large window with vertical screening to ensure privacy. The home garden has been treated as an extension of the living area. Salvaged radiators, floor boards and door furniture were sourced for the existing parts of the house, while the detailing of the extension is for a clean modern look, clearly showing the distinction between old and new. Built in furniture is used in every room to maximize storage. The success of the project lies in the opening up of the rear of the house and the use of every part of the space to its full potential to create a light filled family home.