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Brown + Brown gets the OK for 'floating' Ayrshire house

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Aberdeen-based Brown + Brown Architects has won the go-ahead for this ‘elevated pavilion-style house’ raised above the slope of a Victorian walled garden in rural Ayrshire

The 159m² Badger’s Keep scheme has been designed for a globetrotting couple, who most recently lived in Zambia and Estonia and who wanted to create a contemporary, low-energy house.

According to the practice, the ‘floating’ design avoids the need for ‘disruptive and expensive foundations, which would disturb the garden’.

The house will be clad in burnt timber and features a wrap-around deck.

Work is expected to start on site next spring.

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Project data

Location Near Maybole, Ayrshire
Type of project House
Client Private
Architect Brown + Brown Architects
Structural engineer Design Engineering Workshop
Quantity surveyor Quantum Solutions
Main contractor Not yet appointed
Tender date January 2018
Start on site Spring 2018
Completion End 2018
Gross internal floor area 159m²
Form of contract Traditional (SBCC)
Total cost Undisclosed



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