Pavenham House - Bedfordshire
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Located on a hill side sweeping down to the conservation and beautiful village of Pavenham in Bedfordshire, was an opportunity for a house close to the road, but related to the farming escarpment. This site with its skyline of trees is adjacent to the delicate historical stone buildings of the village.
The house was inspired by the ridge and furrow on the adjacent historical land and also the use of the farming ploughs. The plough wedges of the design cut in section in to the land provide the basement and extend to the sky like plough blades/fins to provide shading and enclosure.
This outstanding piece of architecture provides an innovative and unique solution to the site whilst also being enhanced by landscaping which cossets the scheme within the elegant location.