It achieves the near-impossible
Hayhurst and Co for Bramfield Property
Contract value: Confidential
This 92m² house maximises a domestic garage site to create an exceptional place to live. The inexpensive budget is especially impressive given the high level of detail. The front elevation, of softly coloured brick, contains a sliding perforated metal gate, with cleverly hidden bin and bike store. It achieves the near-impossible: a dwelling that meets building regulations, which is filled with endless views and natural light. Yet there are no external windows.
A central ‘corridor’ wrapped around a tiny, fully glazed central courtyard provides views across and through the house, but also up to the sky, surrounding roofs and treetops. A lesson in complex brief resolution and the use of great design skill to overcome significant physical constraints.