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Khoury Architects completes luxury backland houses

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Birmingham-based Khoury Architects has completed two energy-efficient, partially subterranean family homes in Solihull

PROJECT DATA • PLANS • SECTIONS

The two 400m² family homes were built on a backland plot, and include home offices, games rooms, cold stores, wine cellars and swimming pools arranged around courtyards. 

The subterranean levels of the homes were created using reinforced concrete floors and walls, while green roofs feature wildflower meadows. 

Peter Knott, owner of 1 Chattock Gardens and developer of the site, said: ’The numerous sustainability features together with a fantastic design help to make the property the most wonderful family home for every possible occasion and we love living in it.’

The scheme recently picked up a RIBA West Midlands Award. 

Plans

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

Site plan

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

Lower ground floor plans

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

Ground floor plans

Sections 

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

House 1 sections

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

House 2 sections

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

Chattock Gardens by Khoury Architects

Site sections

Project data

Location Solihull
Type of project Residential
Client Peter & Paula Knott
Architect Khoury Architects Ltd
Landscape architect Paula Knott
Planning consultant Tyler Parkes Partnership
Structural engineer Hibberd Consulting Engineers
Energy and sustainability specialist Tony Wood
Quantity surveyor Ardenvale Ltd – Peter Knotts Construction Company
Lighting consultant Paula Knott
Main contractor Ardenvale Ltd – Peter Knotts Construction Company
Funding Private
Start on site  January 2011
Completion date December 2014
Contract duration 4 years with 18 month gap
Gross internal floor area 795m
Form of contract and/or procurement Contract Design & Build
Total cost £1 million

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