Location: Claverton Valley, Bath
Key Materials: Oak cladding, Clay pantiles, COR-TEN steel, Insulated concrete formwork, Rainwater harvesting, Passive solar heating, PV solar panels, Polished concrete flooring, Bat cave
Location: Langridge, Bath
Key Materials: Steel support structure, Oak shutters and doors, Biomass heating system
Location: Middle Stoke, Bath
Status: Under construction
Key Materials: Steel frame, Aluminium composite cladding, Cotswold stone, MVHR system, Green roof
This scheme proposes the replacement of a 1960s house overlooking the Avon Valley at Limpley Stoke. The site presents a number of challenges – the views out of the site are almost due North, making it quite difficult to get sunlight to penetrate the plan, and the Southern edge of the site – on which the existing house is sited – is an unstable slope.
The new house has to sit closer to the Northern boundary of the site, but views out over and down the Avon Valley are made possible by cantilevering the upper storey off a rubble stone base. The upper storey culminates in the master bedroom and bathroom which will have unparalleled views out over the landscape. The garden has been designed to slip over and under the house, with green roofs and covered terraces, embedding the building into the landscape.
The simple rectangular volume of the upper storey is clad in an aluminium cladding, which offers a slightly blurred refection of the surroundings, losing the edges and de-materialising the form of the upper storey.
Landscape design: B:D Landscape
Lead cladding, Bath stone, Ashlar, Brick, Steel
Location: Chew Magna, Bristol
Status: Awaiting Planning Permission
Key Materials: Pennant stone walls, patinated zinc cladding.
Location: Charlcombe, Bath
Status: Completed 2009
Douglas Fir, Fair Faced Concrete, Cotswold Stone, Green Roof, Zinc Roof
Location: Freshford, Bath
Status: Completed 2015
Fibre cement tiles, Insulated mineral render, Cedar