Heath and Reach House
The new design steps down with the fall of the site and uses this level change in conjunction with the modularisation of the house to create more intimate areas which emphasise and echo the topographical context of the site. It is proposed to use white render, timber louvres and elegant glazing systems that respond to the building’s surroundings, blurring the division between inside and out, whilst also creating light modernist forms that add to the character and architectural appearance of the proposal. The Pilkington planar glazing allows for light filled spaces and large sliding doors add flexibility to the living and kitchen area.
In terms of addressing issues of sustainability, we have utilised locally sourced materials and carefully considered our selection of construction materials, going as far as using natural paints and stains both internally and externally. In addition, by investigating the integration of heat pumps, rainwater harvesting and grey water recycling systems, we are further aiding the provision of an energy efficient and environmentally friendly scheme. The cantilever at the front provides additional protection from the sunlight when required.
We have created for our client, a building of high-quality design and architecture to form a fresh modern single dwelling that respects the sensitive nature of the area and brings back a coherent layout integrated with the site while presenting a modern but timeless design concept.
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