A house and pool that folds and steps into the hillside of an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, its form opens out to frame privileged views and allow effortless movement around its interlocking rooms.
(with Satellite Architects)
This substantial house addition stretches out from the pitches of the original arts and crafts style house, folding and stepping down into the steep surrounding site. Its fold’s open fissures that highlight views around its interlocking rooms. Occupants move through a complex variety of spatial conditions and are provided with a series of carefully framed glimpses to the landscape around.
An extended living room forms a transition point between the old and new. This space links the disparate programmes of the house and provides views out and reflected light in via the swimming pool below. The house employs highly insulated sustainable materials, heat exchange systems, stack ventilation and water harvesting.