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Ornamental extension at Quatrefoil House by Hyde + Hyde

Dezeen Debate features an "exquisite" extension to a gothic home

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Debate newsletter features a refurbished 19th-century gothic revival home in Oxford, UK. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Architecture studio Hyde + Hyde added a rear extension with a series of glazed living spaces, which feature the quatrefoil motif. This gave the project its name, Quatrefoil house.

Some commenters were inspired by the project, with one applauding its "gorgeous design elements, exquisite materials and breathtaking rooms", while another thought it was "over the top".

"Inspired by the Gothic revival style and language of the existing 1870s townhouse, the new contemporary intervention is an exploration and celebration of ornament," explained Hyde + Hyde.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery extension by KPMB Architects
KPMB completes pavilion for New Brunswick's public art collection

Other stories in this week's newsletter include KPMB Architects' completed pavilion for a Canadian art gallery, a contemporary residence with a garden terrace in Miami by Strang Design and a study by the University of Cambridge on energy efficiency in UK homes.

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