- Client: Private
- Architect: Waind Gohil + Potter Architects
- Photography: James Potter
This Grade II-listed 18th century cottage is situated in a conservation area near Arundel Cathedral in West Sussex. In need of reconfiguration, the cottage was opened up and extended to provide a light, open plan living space to support modern and expansive living.
The technical challenge was to resolve the construction detailing of a modern frameless structural glass roof within the existing listed fabric and flint and chalk walls.
A new, double-pitched open roof structure, takes its form from the existing closet wing roof and gable, the valley of which has been detailed from frameless structural glass, supported on a bespoke steel V beam.
The V beam was required to form a valley gutter externally and the new open roof structure was needed to prevent roof spread of the listed walls without the needs for ties or rafters, and to maximise space and light. Glass screens, sliding doors and balustrades subdivide the interior and bring even more light into this contemporary space.