Highgate Woods House
Location: London, UK
Type: Refurbishment and Extension
Status: Completed December 2015
Hampson Williams were commissioned to externally and internally remodel a 1970’s house on the edge of Highgate Wood, North London. The project became a design exercise in reconfiguring the building and its relationship with the surrounding woodland. The existing house had a blank facade which addressed the woodland, the project effectively removed this wall added a ‘house onto the side of the house’. This move opened up the spaces and allowed South and West sunlight to filter in. Externally the house needed to blend in with its natural environment; this led to the choice of timber and zinc cladding.