A new house to be built near the centre of the ancient town of Bradford on Avon. The house is set in a large garden, which was formerly part of the kitchen garden for Grade I listed The Hall, an Elizabethan Manor built in 1610.
This is a new dwelling to be constructed in the grounds of a former dairy / cowshed (converted into a house in the 1980s). The former cowshed will be retained as part of the house, but will remain separate as a semi-autonomous annexe.
The form of the house and its position on the site has come about after a series of trials looking at the optimum position to capture views and sunlight, and to provide sheltered and sunny outdoor spaces. The house will be compact and simple, but will feature a double height space over the kitchen in the centre of the house, ensuring that the interior is always flooded with daylight.
This new house will be an exemplar of sustainable design, allowing us the opportunity for the first time to schedule the
within the main building elements directly from our BIM modelling software, Archicad. The technique we have developed will allow us to test various constructions as we proceed through Stage 4 design and make choices which will have low embodied carbon as a key design consideration.