The Glass Link Cottage Dorset, UK
Located in the Dorest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this project involved the large-scale extension of a detached period cottage. Taking the project on from conception through to completion the primary aim was to maintain the authentic charm of this cottage whilst sensitively achieving the client’s requirements for a larger functional family home.
Externally the touching of the existing building and new element was of great importance, it is not hidden but instead apparent and celebrated by a glazed link which wraps up and over the pitched roof and back down. The existing and new forms relate through the continuation of the cottage’s gable end with the close-by thatched roof barn also continuing this language.
The extension uses a vertical scorched cedar timber cladding with a prominent stone chimney which ties back to the stone of the original cottage through materiality and its solidity.