Location: Kent, UK Status: Full Planning permission granted Scale: 4-bedroom house; 350sqm
Constraints: AONB, Conservation area
Planning permission has been granted for a luxury 2-storey house in Kent. Located within a rural setting and AONB this house has been evolved from a number of local reference points - dominant barn roof forms surmounting single-storey accommodation whilst fusing it with a contemporary curved plan that tracks both the sun path and creates a sense of enclosure to the rear garden.
The proposed building employs traditional materials of roof tiles and flint walls.
The tiled roof is the buildings most distinct feature - curved in profile, dipping down over the external elevations to reduce the visual height of the building whilst providing first floor accommodation. This form presents a formal elevation to the rural lane and a more modern appearance the rear garden. The resultant design is one both of exceptional quality, sensitive to its immediate setting and one that compliments and enhances characteristics of the local area.