We were appointed by our client to design a contemporary family home.
The proposed development comprises a 4 bed dwelling house with a detached garage. The site falls within the Warwickshire Green Belt. The design therefore had to be sympathetic not only to the needs of the client but also to the local planning authority. This was challenging at times but RA has succeeded in delivering a home that has fulfilled our clients brief and has passed the stringent planning laws.
The backbone of the scheme is to bring the unique surrounding landscape inside the building, as if the scenery passes across the house, creating the living spaces around it.
Using an agricultural farm barn as the starting point, the volume breaks up, stretches and moves forwards and backwards to accommodate the brief. The three resulting volumes are connected by a full glazed corridor that allows the landscape to flow through and thus enjoying the views while moving across the house. The landscape becomes then the bonding element of the design.