Two sustainable homes.
Solar Hot Water, High Levels of
Houses at Frogpool
The site is just under 1000m² and the proposal
was for two detached dwellings to fill in the urban pattern of the village. Each house has over 350m² of
private outdoor space.
The houses have been orientated to prevent overlooking of any private
spaces. Family rooms are placed to link directly with the rear private amenity space whilst utility rooms
provide an alternative route to the bin area and rear garden during 'dirty' activities.
Upstairs, north facing rooms and the stairwell are given additional
daylight from roof lights to reduce the need for artificial lighting.
Traditional local materials have been chosen to enable the houses to
fit in their surroundings, and the careful placement and design gives each elevation some variety. The
elevations comprise materials local to the area with stone and hanging slate used to reduce the massing.
Traditional visual cues have been incorporated in a contemporary fashion to combine the Cornish Vernacular
with modern day requirements of construction and use.
The Cornish hedges will be augmented with native species trees to
maintain privacy and give continuity along the lane.
House II was completed in 2012.