Daniel Metcalfe
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Copyright Daniel Metcalfe 2013

Modern interventions

September 13, 2013

I have just been commissioned to undertake work to an interesting 1930’s flat roofed house. The clients are keen to create a modern home but one that is respectful to the traditions of the existing building. It is interesting to work with a more recent historic building and, whilst the technologies change, the principles do not. When approaching any historic building conversion or alteration we always look to preserve the original elements whilst providing sensitive modern interventions. In this case, the elements of significance are metal ‘Crittal’ glazing, tiled hearths and electric bell pushes in the kitchen to summon the servants. These features are important to the context of the building and we have worked around them to retain this snapshot of a bygone time for generations to come.

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