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Abstract Barnes, Southwest London house extension

29 December 2022

Design: Matteo Cainer Architecture

Location: Borough of Richmond upon Thames, London, south east England, UK

Victorian house extension back view:
Barnes house extension southwest London
photograph : Guifré de Peray – Veeve

Photos by Alessio Costantino, Guifre De Peray / Veeve

Abstract Barnes, Southwest London house extension

Abstract Barnes is a small extension project for a wonderful Victorian house in Barnes, a district in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in the United Kingdom. This contemporary property design is by Matteo Cainer Architecture.

Dining & Library interior design:
British Victorian house expansion interior
photo : Alessio Costantino

The site is close to Barnes Common and WWT London Wetland Centre which are both parts of the local nature reserve. This proximity fostered a project that was in dialogue with the surrounding environment and the adjacent gardens.

West London house extension by Matteo Cainer Architecture
image courtesy of architects practice

The key idea was to transform and open up the extension to nature and the elements by creating glazed openings to the sky and the back garden. The resulting living spaces are invaded by a multitude of colours and an abundance of natural light.

Victorian home extension dining space:
Barnes house extension in southwest London
photo : Guifré de Peray – Veeve

The main design concept was to create a contemporary living space capable of weaving the different functions by creating a cohesive dialogue with the adjacent space. A play of shadows, transparencies and reflections, balances a composition of relational opposites, asymmetry and light.

Victorian home kitchen interior design:
British Victorian home expansion
photograph : Alessio Costantino

Framed views created by skylights, openings and an oriel window, spark an interesting play of geometries capable of creating a harmony of contrasts that signify both balance and the tension of dynamic forces: an abstract composition that reminds us of Piet Mondrian’s Neo-Plasticism.

Abstract Barnes London house extension

This concept was also translated in the details of the house, from the specifically designed ‘White’ hanging lamp to the ‘Libro Bookshelf’ that both enhance and underline the architectural design language blurring even more the boundaries between the spaces, yet underlining the importance of nature and the human experience.

Abstract Barnes, Southwest London home extension

Abstract Barnes, Southwest London house extension – Property Information

Name: Abstract Barnes
Architects: Matteo Cainer Architecture
Location: Barnes, United Kingdom
Client: Private

Abstract Barnes, Southwest London house extension

Program: House extension
Size: 82 m2
Photographs: Alessio Costantino, Guifre De Peray / Veeve
Tags: MCA_Abstractbarnes

Abstract Barnes, Southwest London property extension

Matteo Cainer Architects

Abstract Barnes, Southwest London house extension images / information received 291222 from Matteo Cainer Architecture

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