Union Wharf is a mid terrace canal side property we worked on with Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects. Located along the Regents Canal, the project saw the transformation of a dated, under-performing and compromised couple’s dwelling into a contemporary, energy efficient and spatially generous family home.
Works consisted of a full refurbishment and remodel of the three-storey property including the replacement and extension of an existing roof top conservatory to transform it from an unusable store room into a contemporary habitable space that can be used all year round with an external terrace.
The new roof top structure is inspired by canal boats incorporating an enveloping oak and ash interior. As the roof top expresses so much of the structure, we worked closely with the architect from an early design stage. Timber and steel flitched components create structural legibility adding rhythm and texture whilst enhancing the perception of volume.