The house is a self build project located behind a large Arts and Crafts style detached house. The client required a five bedroom 250m² GIA house on a tight back garden site. The planners’ concerns about bulk and massing have been addressed by the adoption of an articulated form that breaks the volume down into a two storey block and a single storey wing. The main block contains bedrooms and ancillary spaces, whilst the single storey wing provides an open plan kitchen and living area arranged around a small courtyard facing the garden.
The house designed to be low energy with an MVHR system and high levels of insulation and air tightness.