Birmingham-based Khoury Architects is set to start construction on this new residential property in Handsworth Wood, in the city.
Work will start on the three-storey, five-bedroom structure this autumn. The £320,000 building, for a private client, will be on a tight urban site.
The interior is described by the architect as 'minimalist and Modern', with double-height spaces, open-plan galleries, glass walls, hidden storage and a feature staircase.
The street facade attempts to 'marry traditional and contemporary structural solutions' using brick and block as well as structural glazing and exposed-concrete slabs.
The building's environmental plus points include solar heating, rainwater harvesting and recycled insulation.
Khoury Architects aims to complete by March 2007. by Richard Vaughan