Beechfield House (New Build)
The existing plot is occupied by an aging property and the client required a design for a replacement dwelling of high architectural merit. The outline brief included the need to achieve a contemporary dwelling, using materials that would sit comfortably in the woodland setting. The client also wanted to achieve a cost efficiency in the building form so that delivery of high quality materials could be achieved.
The design approach produced a linear building form which is shaped and positioned to respond to the sites orientation. Main habitable rooms have been located to benefit the most from the movement of the sun throughout the day and the aspect onto the semi-rural setting.
The internal spaces are encapsulated by a two storey mono-pitch shape with large roof overhangs. The south elevation is predominantly glazed and large roof overhangs and cantilevered balconies help provide shade during summer months. This simple shape and plan form help create a simple cost efficient structure.
Externally the ground floor walls are finished in durable and low maintenance facing brickwork, first floor in natural cedar cladding and the roof is finished with zinc standing seam roofing. The natural palette of materials creates warmth while the shape, form and glazed elevations deliver an individually designed dwelling.
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