Art Deco House
Location: Nottingham, UK Status: Concept design Scale: 3-bedroom house + Amphibious outhouse Constraints: Flood Zone 2&3, Conservation Area
The client brief for the Art Deco House project requested a feasibility study for renovation, upgrade and extension of their listed 1930’s home.
This is a typical example of the Baca approach to RIBA Stage 1-2 brief development and concept. Studying the overal site constraints leads onto a design process of sketching by hand, modelling in 3D in computer software and critiquing and analysing in order to evolve 3 sketch options for review by the client. Three levels of intervention are typically suggested, as illustrated in this project: 1) renovation of existing 2) reorientation and modification of existing 3) major rehaul and new build.
The open design of the treehouse gives the possibility for maximum exposure to the tropical jungle scenery and long-distance views to the Caribbean Sea, whilst at the same time must be closed to provide security and screening from mosquitos.