Sweet-chestnut clad house floats across the site as a strong, single, linear form
John Pardey Architects for private client
Contract value: undisclosed
This sweet-chestnut clad house sits on stilts above a potential flood depth of 1.2m, floating across the site as a strong, single, linear form. Open tread stairs rise to a sheltering canopy on the entrance deck, while inside, the lobby opens onto a raised outdoor court, an ordering principle for the house. To one side lies a large open-plan living space with unbroken river views and a full length balcony. An oversailing roof covers this, bedrooms and ancillary rooms. To the other side a generous circulation space connects with services and three en-suite bedrooms. A brick chimney anchors the house to the site and three brick fins provide service drops. As well as an MVHR system, there is a ground source heat pump in the adjoining garage, powered by PV roof panels.