Hooper House by Arent&Pyke
The Arent&Pyke design for this renovation and extension project seeks to respect the original part of the house while ensuring the main space is highly contemporary.
Briefed to renovate a bungalow and its contemporary addition, the inclusion of more light was key to this project’s success.
Using a palette of bright whites and black our design aligns a contemporary aesthetic with original character details. Rather than a shift from original to modern at a defined point, the transition is made through the retention of character details within a contemporised materiality.
The monochrome palette creates a strong platform to frame, order, ground and direct. This is most apparent in the large black stained oak joinery core, which wraps the study before continuing over the fridge and into the heart of the kitchen. Black perforated steel framed doors screen the study, creating a veil. Designed to fit perfectly over the shelves when in the open position, the study can effectively join or be closed off from the main room.
While the main living space was a modern addition with no period detail, the front part of the house retained some beautiful original features.
See more of the Hooper House and our other projects at the Arent&Pyke studio site.