We have recently been involved with a high quality contemporary refurbishment and extension to a 1940′s modern home within the city of Cardiff, South Wales.
The following post tracks the construction progress…
The beginning; a monotonous, colourless ground foundation slab is cast in concrete on a cold November day.
A simple ‘purist’ curve in steel is set among a confident orthogonal tectonic. This element responds to the existing spiral curved glass windows of the main house facade and re-balances the composition of the overall home. A metal deck then spans between the steel sections awaiting the concrete pour, binding the independent elements together.
The first floor steel frame and metal deck is surrounded by a temporary tarpaulin, allowing our contractor to work continuously uninterrupted. Indifferent to the winter weather outside. It also avoids any unnecessary delays and disruptions to the project.
An unassuming mass of steel will soon be transformed into an elegant steel cantilever and oak stair to the first floor bedroom wing, anchored to an angled black wall.
We will post more images soon as things progress.