In this episode I am joined by the architect Matt Loader of Loader Monteith Architects. We talk about their latest project, The Makers’ House.
The home is designed for an architect and a ceramicist and is an extension to a Victorian Villa that had previously been subdivided into flats. As designers themselves, the project was a close collaboration between client and architect and has resulted in a beautiful design that manages to sharply contrast a new form with an old building.
Loader Monteith have created a single storey, sloping roof addition to the classically proportioned house that creates a spacious open plan living area with vaulted ceilings, as well as ancillary spaces including a ceramic workshop. In the interview I talk to Matt about the challenges of working in a conservation area and how they carefully balanced their attention between the new and the restoration aspects of the design. We also discuss how they designed the building to be able to be separated into two separate dwellings, ready for downsizing in the future.
At the end of the episode, I ask Matt the three questions I ask all my podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?
I hope you enjoy listening!