In Chiswick, London, two neighbours decided to collaborate on their home renovations, creating a yin and yang of brick and glass. This combination of materials allows each household to maintain a sense of privacy at home whilst also expanding their space. The homes, An Indian Retreat and Morocco in London, come together to create two harmonious spaces, the perfect yin and yang.
An Indian Retreat focused on the use of brick and expanding the space for the family. Unlike Morocco in London, the entire house was re-modelled whilst maintaining original details like the front door, hallway floor, main bannister rail, and the original fireplaces.
In the second build, the focus was on the concept of a sunroom and the glass elements required for letting light into the home. With the addition of a glass extension, Morocco in London can bring in light without the fear of being overlooked due to the brick wall of An Indian Retreat.
The two homes couldn’t look more different inside but now they share a kinship of architecture within the contrasting facets of each extension, and a newly formed shared space. This is the future of home renovation, when neighbours come together to increase value and improve use of their homes.