Panorama Road (New Build)
Predicted finished value: £TBC
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Planning permission had already been granted on this unusual plot, but the client wanted to explore the opportunity of achieving something special. The site had some unique challenges, with the building set to the rear of the site resulting in only one principal elevation opening onto the garden. This elevation would need to incorporate the main entrance and a garage, alongside large opening glazed doors connecting the main living rooms to the garden space in front.
The seaside location and planning restrictions on height meant that Art Deco inspired design would be a great choice of style. Clean and simple lines produce a cost efficient envelope whilst achieving a classy exterior. The inclusion of a large fin wall and copper canopy subtly draws the eye to the main entrance, producing the right visual hierarchy on approach to the property. The palette of materials with the use of different textures gives this building a timeless look and a design for the client to be proud of.
The Existing Property:
This bungalow located on the Sandbanks Peninsula sits on a small parcel of land that enjoys a discreet position accessed via a private drive and screened from the road by other properties. Set on a rear boundary and filling the width of the plot, there is only one primary elevation. The house currently has a footprint of 140m2 not including the generously sized garage.
The challenge with this property is that there is only one workable elevation, so it is important to incorporate large amounts of glass and openings that will create quality internal living spaces.
The final design creates a four bedroom, Art Deco-inspired property, with clean lines and corner windows all under a flat roof, helping to minimise the bulk of the building.
The rectangular 280m2 footprint creates a flat elevation with projecting canopies, and the design also utilises the main structure of the existing property, giving the option to use SIPs (structural insulated panels) combined with a timber or steel skeleton frame.
The palette of materials combines large areas of white render but also introduces more expensive materials such as copper and slate to add interest, but used in small quantities to ensure cost efficiency.