Garden Annex


Dwelling renovation and extension

Completed 2013


The practice was appointed to design a contemporary extension to a traditional 1930’s pattern book house in Newark, Nottinghamshire.  Home to the clients for over 30 years, the design challenge was to overcome the generic language of the existing building to provide a built intervention that responded to the unique way that the owners had come to use the spaces.

The design for the new garden annex revealed a contemporary addition that seeks to establish a dialogue with the existing condition through a simple and specific articulation of the spaces in plan, enveloped by a continuity of the existing essential built form and materiality.

The large glazed opening and velux windows allow warm sunlight deep into the existing spaces and sets up a direct relationship to the garden beyond.

“We wanted more space, but we had no idea how to make it work with an old house. We gave Ian Hazard our brief and left the design in his very capable hands.

We had several meetings with Ian throughout the design process. A big help was not only seeing his design take shape on paper but he also provided us with scale models of the new space. The models were an enormous help in understanding how the new design would work with our existing building. Ian’s modern architectural design has given us everything we wanted and completely changed the way we use the house.” – Garden Annex Client

Architectural model photography: Scott Wicking