Cyma Architects is a Kent based architectural practice working in Ashford, Canterbury, Folkestone, Rye, Tonbridge and across the South East.

Green Lane Cottage

PROJECT BRIEF:

The brief for this project was a replacement for an ill-conceived 1970’s extension. The client wanted to enlarged kitchen to address the garden. Three good-sized reception rooms. Oak frame to master bedroom. Regency drawing room

KEY ISSUES:

  • Maximising the use of natural daylight within the building core.
  • The building had a very high water table.
  • The development size was restricted to 50% increase to the original building.

SOLUTIONS & SUCCESSES:

  • The building does not look imposing from the road but becomes more impressive as it is approached.
  • The floor area is maximized by very careful detailing enabling the wall thickness to be minimized.
  • Well thought-out and generous spaces have been created whilst preserving the cottage character and scale.
  • Excellent purpose-made joinery designed by Cyma.
  • Very difficult structural problems involving high water table and no existing foundations overcome in an aesthetically pleasing manner and at very modest cost.
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