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Robert Adam unveils 'traditional' village expansion

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ADAM Architecture has completed a 55-house development in the village of Norton St Philip, Somerset

The Winchester and London-based practice has completed the first phase of a residential scheme on the southern boundary of the ‘historic’ village of Norton St Philip for developers Lochailort Investments and Bloor Homes.

Built on site of derelict chicken processing factory, the scheme contains a combination of two, three, four and five bedroom homes, as well as a shop, doctors’ surgery and three office units.

The houses are constructed from natural stone and no two homes are the same.

The second phase of the development, which is currently under construction, consists of seven houses and will be followed be 15 further homes in phase three. The whole scheme is expected to be completed by spring 2014.

Architect’s view

Robert Adam, director, ADAM Architecture

By creating variety in the buildings and with the use of high quality local materials we have been able to mix simple and distinctive designs to create a place that not only works within the tradition of the village but has its own individual character.

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  • The Truman Show

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  • I have not the words.

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  • They do this in China very well.

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  • This is almost as horrendous as when Americans glue fake classical details to their homes and consider it to be a sign good taste.
    It looks like a tacky recreation of what Prince Charles deems classically English!
    No two homes the same... intentionally ofset pitches to appear as though they were built at different times!!! Where is the horse and cart to really fool us all???

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  • It looks a lot nicer in the drawings than it does in the photos.

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  • Unfortunately none of these cynical and derisive comments advance the address the issue of how architects can create sustainable places where people want to live and residences families love and call home.

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  • Is human waste thrown out of buckets from the top windows ?

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  • Neville - obviously not, with brickwork that colour.

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  • Nice idea, poorly executed. Shouldn't be allowed access to the Haddonstone catalogue!

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  • Nice idea, poorly executed. Shouldn't be allowed access to the Haddonstone catalogue!

    John Shardelow

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