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Baca bags planning for flood resilient home in Oxfordshire

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Baca Architects has scooped planning permission for a timber-clad home on an Oxfordshire flood plain

The 130m2 timber, glass and steel home can be raised to allow floodwater to pass beneath.

A local brook causes the site to flood when rainfall is high. During dry periods the space below the house is a wildflower meadow.

The landscape has been sculpted to accommodate and store encroaching water, providing warning of advancing flood waters.

The plan is arranged around a central decked courtyard which seperates the living area from the bedrooms.  

Project architect, Roger Ashman said: ‘The proposed dwelling, whilst contemporary in design is simple in form, low in profile and set well into the site. The proposal preserves the character and appearance of the conservation area.’

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