Collingwood contains many long skinny plots, laid out on swampy ground in the nineteenth century. The rear of this property was severely affected by rising damp and cracking and leaning walls. It was pretty obvious it all had to go.
The roof form resulted from the need for ‘clerestorey light’, requiring a saw tooth element. This was also useful in allowing the western boundary edge of this roof to fit underneath the Rescode height envelope.
The project successfully opened up a previously dark house to the north light.