PROJECT TYPE: Principal Contractor
ARCHITECTURE: Lee + Wilkinson Architecture
OVERVIEW: Project Red involved the demolition of a of an existing property and its outbuildings and the creation of a corresponding modern replacement dwelling and studio/annexe.
This low-carbon, energy efficient dwelling was built using an oak-framed structure, highly insulated with flexible wood fibre insulation. Its green sedum roof houses a PVP array, which feeds the property’s domestic energy demands and dual electric car chargers. Air source heat pumps negate the need for fossil fuel.
The materials pallet is a combination of flint, set in a modern linear format at the ground floor levels, with timber and metal framed apertures and blackened cladding to first floor exterior, complimenting the local vernacular. Hard landscaping in a series of curved Corten steel forms and naturalistic planting softens the dramatic level changes, aligning the whole scheme with the site’s natural topography.
The property’s internal layout leans into the modern living concept, presenting as a series of interconnected spaces flowing naturally from one to the next, enhanced by modern design-led cabinetry from Barr Kitchens and Barr Joinery.