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'Country house' clause succcess for ADAM Architecture

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ADAM Architecture has won planning permission for this proposal for a rammed earth-walled home in rural Hampshire

Drawn up by practice director Nigel Anderson, the home is one of the first country houses approved under NPPF55, the successor to PPS7.

South elevation

South elevation

The architect’s view

The highly sustainable new house will quite literally be constructed from its site, genuinely ‘rooting’ the dwelling in its setting. It will be constructed using many innovative and sustainable materials and construction techniques.  The house will be appropriately sized, discreet and to scale for the site. 

The main walls will be stabilised rammed earth construction, a modern derivative of cob construction from material sourced on site; and the roofs formed of part rubber roof tiles from recycled tyres and part grass roof both renewable resources with ecological and thermal insulation benefits, as well as rooting the building in its site.

Earth-filled recycled tyres would be used for the foundations and the heating and cooling provided by renewable energy, ground source heat pump and solar water heaters.

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