The Ravenswood project saw architect Maccreanor Lavington create a timber extension to a home at the end of a terrace in North London. Part of a wider estate designed for St Pancras Housing Association in the 1960s, the new extension had to compliment the existing architecture of the surroundings while being recognisably different.
The architect chose pre-weathered Siberian larch spandrels and bespoke Douglas fir window frames to ensure design criteria could be met and the extension would match the original building’s character. In addition Douglas fir also featured in the extension’s internal structure, frame, cladding and floor.
As a result of the timber products used the extension has high thermal insulation, giving the home a lower running-cost, and a low carbon footprint associated with its construction. For these reasons the project was shortlisted as part of the 2014 Wood Awards.