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AR Design Studio scoops planning for rural Kent home

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[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA + PLANS] Winchester-based AR Design Studio has won planning for a four-bedroom family house in Kent

The £700,000 project features five rectangular forms arranged around a central courtyard.

Accessed by a sunken driveway beneath the cantilevered building, the 430m² secluded house is surrounded by trees.

The architect’s view

‘Inspired by the building and land topography of Dungeness, located on the south Kent coast, this house is a collection of five modules clustered around a peristyle courtyard, offering a tranquil mixture of sheltered and exposed spaces.

‘These spaces connect the rear of the four blackened timber elements together, which each offer a unique singular view out onto one of four gardens, creating an ever changing seasonal experience. The linear views created are then offset by the fifth two storey element offering an elevated 360 degree view across the whole site.

‘The accommodation is predominantly located on the ground floor with each module providing a different use. This includes an open plan kitchen, living, and dining area, along with three double bedrooms and a master suite, a second living area is located in the tower with a pool and pool house to the west.’

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Project data

Location near Ashford, Kent
Type of project residential
Client private
Architect AR Design Studio
Landscape and planning consultant Ubu design
Planning supervisor Ashford Borough Council
Funding Private
Gross internal floor area 430m²
Total cost £700,000
Specific environmental targets Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4

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