This project was constructed in collaboration with Meisterstück-HAUS, our German off-site manufacturer partner. This project is a great example of the system’s versatility, creating dramatic architecture that fits superbly within its UK setting.
This new build detached house in the Kent countryside is set on a ridge overlooking a low clay weald with fantastic elevated views. The building has been designed with split floor levels and a stepping building form to integrate the new house with the sloping site, and to take advantage of the open views and southerly orientation. The strikingly modern building has sharp geometric lines, and is composed of 3 main building elements, with a grass roofed timber clad ‘wedge’ structure contrasting with simpler rendered main house and the projecting and over sailing first floor. A large prefabricated concrete panel semi-basement provides additional accommodation with direct access to the lower garden.
The Meisterstück system uses a combination of frame and panel constructions meaning that they can accommodate most domestic structural forms and architectural styles. This provides an extremely energy efficient building solution with very low ‘U-values’ (lots of insulation), triple glazed windows, MVHR (mechanical ventilation heat recovery system, to minimise heat losses), and very airtight construction.