New build house conceived to cater for multi-generational extended family living. The house is based on a cruciform plan with primary, secondary and circulation spaces informally defined in space and structure. The exterior uses a traditional contextual material – brick – in a modern, sculptural form together with expansive areas of glass bringing great light and views onto the re-landscaped rear garden.
What was the brief?
Reflecting the family’s strong bonds, the client and his wife asked Square Feet to create a beautiful and functional home for them, their children and grandchildren and their 93 year old mother. The result is a distinctive and adaptable three storey home, appropriate to context, with Danish Peterson red bricks arranged vertically and horizontally to create modern ornamentation and a warm and subtle change in texture.
Key products used:
Modern ornamentation is created through Danish Petersen red bricks that are arranged vertically and horizontally, creating a warm and subtle change in texture. The attention to detail in design and construction is typified by the slim coal-fired clay bricks, their non- uniform shape creating a play in light and dark shades. Aluminium powder-coated drainpipes are set into the brickwork to create crisp lines, with expansive glazing at the rear providing sweeping views over the south facing garden and mature trees including willow and beech.