Adam Knibb Architects were commissioned to design this new contemporary home in a semi-rural location on the edge of a Hampshire settlement. The site is an open field edged with mature trees affording beautiful countryside views in several directions. The open nature of the site required the building to have a three dimensional quality, giving each vantage point interest.
To achieve this the building is arranged into three mono-pitched linear volumes, positioned to orientate the living spaces towards framed views. A particular consideration here was to ensure that the building positively contributed to its landscape setting. The building uses a blend of high quality materials incorporating masonry, timber cladding and zinc roofing to provide variety and interest.
The house is designed to be highly energy efficient and environmentally friendly, incorporating renewable technologies. The design also includes landscaping features to enhance the semi-rural setting. New trees and a wildflower meadow will rewild the existing site and promote biodiversity and enhance the landscape.