Hulcote House - Bedfordshire
One-Off Houses, Paragraph 80 Houses: The Ultimate Rural Development, Residential Architects
Located on the western edge of rural Bedfordshire, this site has a beautiful stream and surroundings. Our proposals included recreating woodland environments whilst also making landscape improvements with the demolition of the existing farm / agricultural buildings. This provided a net gain and improvement of landscaping and allowed for a high level design quality single dwelling in open countryside.
The design driver was to allow the building to flow out from the landscape and provide a geology-based inspiration in its tectonic and geological forms. Utilising local materials and drawing upon the benefits of a significantly enhanced landscaping solution locally to the dwelling and to dozens of acres around, provides a holistic solution which allows the built form to settle in the landscape and become a hidden gem within the countryside.
This rural dwelling has its own local stream and sits within a rejuvenation of woodland environment.
The contemporary country new build house is a shining example of combining different worlds to create something beautiful, with planning approved and constructed under the Paragraph 79 (now 80) planning policy process.
The demolition of the existing farm/agricultural buildings allowed for landscaping improvements and a high quality design of a single 750sqm dwelling in open countryside largely hidden from view amidst the mature vegetation in the rural plot.
The new build house inspired by a modern European concept was deliberately designed to sit low in its surroundings, with the intention of allowing the building to flow out from the landscape and having a geology-based inspiration in its tectonic and geological forms.
The feeling of connectivity with the outside and the surroundings is enhanced by the use of extensive Panoramah glazing and a simple panel cladding system while the cantilever provides shade from the moving sun path.
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