New build home

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Project • By Adam Knibb ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Tarn Moor

We were approached by a client to design an eco-friendly home in a picturesque corner of Surrey. Located inside the Surrey Green Belt surrounded by trees and hills, the plot also boasts a nearby golf course which wraps itself around the site adding yet more stunning views far and beyond. The main house has been positioned a significant distance from the road and is shielded by numerous trees, so will have minimal visual impact. The design splits the proposed dwelling’s functions across two floors. The site’s topography provides an opportunity for the proposal to sit within the landscape. We have anticipated a monolithic base to the design, which gives a solid weighting to the scheme. This robust element is strengthened by the... More

Project • By ArchitectureLIVEPrivate Houses

New Build Retirement Property

This backland site was part of a generous 4 bedroomed property that benefits from a mature garden, including listed trees and well established, mature boundary hedging. The site for the new property was chosen by our client for its minimal impact on the existing property. The result is a narrow, east-west orientated building plot, partially encroached by tree root protection zones and existing planting which is to be retained. The building plot also forms a stop-end to an existing 1970s mews, which is a dominant yet incomplete development pattern.Early stage 3D modelling highlighted three key amenity areas with optimum light throughout the day and the seasons. The building design concept was then developed to provide hard edges to avoid imp... More

Project • By ArchitectureLIVEPrivate Houses

Extension and Refurbishment of 1960's home, Fernhurst, West Sussex - by ArchitectureLIVE

The existing, tired and dated property had small rooms, a lack of living accommodation and poor connections to the garden. ArchitectureLIVE's design added an open plan kitchen and dining area and gallery study extension. The conversion of the existing dining room and kitchen into a new snug area provided further flexible living space. A new master bedroom suite extension replacing an existing flat roof completed the new accommodation. This property benefits from thermal improvements to the existing building envelope through out including insulated timber cladding facades, replacing the existing concrete tile hanging. Together with a new south facing terrace and easterly kitchen garden AL’s design provided an exciting transformation f... More