At Thinking Buildings we believe that the architectural style of a building should be appropriate to both the context and to the client’s brief. As a practice, we try not to impose or develop a single design approach, aesthetic or appearance to our designs. This gives our practice a diverse and rich portfolio of projects.
This project is a new build 4 bedroom 3-storey house in a village conservation area, located adjacent to a Grade II listed building. This design uses a familiar palette of vernacular form and materials to help integrate it into the historic surroundings.
The design focus was to achieve an attractively proportioned building with well-executed details, such as the ashlar stonework to the raised parapets and gable kneelers. The oak framed porch and the lead face dormer windows project from the simple, elegant lines of the main form of the house, providing additional depth and interest to the design.