Together, the architecture duo Jessam Al-Jawad and Dean Pike have over 24 years experience, and from their London-based studio they operate in a wide range of sectors including private residential and temporary installations. One of their latest offerings is a striking, meticulous, and minimal residential project titled Elsley Road—a new extension to a Victorian terraced house within the Shaftesbury Park Estate Conservation area of Wandsworth, London.
The project involved a complete overhaul of the existing house, replacing the ground floor kitchen outrigger with a new light filled kitchen, reconfigured 1st floor and the addition of a new loft bedroom.
Externally, the new ground floor extension was formed with large pigmented concrete panels assembled in a column and beam arrangement with a tapering silhouette. The external patio area was tonally matched to the earthy red concrete and arranged to create a formal expression that provides continuity from ground to building.
Clean lines are ever present through Elsley Road and the use of concrete and contrasting tones gives the entire space a contemporary aesthetic. Rarely do extensions—particularly to Victorian properties—compliment the principle structure so well. Al-Jawad Pike’s Elsley Road does do so beautifully and effortlessly.