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Piercy Conner wins planning for Kew house

[First look + plans] Piercy Conner Architects has landed planning permission for this ‘weathering steel’ house close to Kew Gardens in west London

Located in the Kew Green Conservation Area of Richmond-Upon-Thames, the project creates a new house by inserting a ‘crisp weathered steel volume’ into a 19th century ‘brick shell’.

The steel cladding is perforated with small holes which are an ‘interpretation’ of mature tree leaf patterns and, it is claimed, will create a dappled light interior.

The four-bedroom home is designed to be ‘zero maintenance’ and ‘carbon neutral’.

Stuart Piercy of Piercy Conner explained: ‘It is very exciting to follow the success of Martello Tower Y with another gentle contemporary insertion into the precious historical townscape of Kew - The strong roofscape forms and textured steel nestle the design into the eclectic streetscape of historical buildings - the idea was to interpret the vernacular rather than imposing a new language’.

Piercy Conner Architects' ‘weathering steel’ house project close to Kew Gardens in west London

Piercy Conner Architects’ ‘weathering steel’ house project close to Kew Gardens in west London

Richmond Council’s planning committee unanimously voted in favour of the project on 3 February.

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  • I'm not sure if it is possible but I always see rendered images for proposals and wonder what software they have been created on. It would be nice if it could be tagged on the description, maybe 'using revit 2011 or sketchup plug-in perhaps?

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