Location: Oxfordshire, UK Status: Completed Scale: 3-bedroom house; 130sqm
Constraints: Flood zone, Conservation area, TPOs
Nestled in the beautiful Oxfordshire landscape this elegant contemporary home is elevated above the flood level of an adjacent brook. The water is allowed to freely flow underneath the dwelling without causing damage to the property. During dry periods, the house appears to lightly float on its deck platform. Internally the use of pitched roofs allows the open plan living space to retain the intimacy of separate rooms. Double height spaces juxtapose lower ceiling heights to create a variety of characterful spaces.