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Dyson reveals plans for one-off green house - images

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Chris Dyson Architects has submitted plans to build this new family home around an existing 1970s house in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Most of the original building's structure - with the exception of the roof - will be retained as part of a £300,000 project to create an 'environmentally friendly' five-bedroom home.

The 320m 2scheme in Townsend Lane will boast a raft of 'green' features, including grey-water recycling, and will be finished in off-white render.

Practice founder Chris Dyson is in no doubt the proposed overhaul of the Wright family's current home ( pictured below) will 'wake up the sleepy suburbs'.

He said: 'The planners are feeling uncomfortable as the house is so radically Modern in comparison to the existing pseudo-Tudor-style architecture.'

However, Dyson is confident the scheme's energy-saving credentials will see the project through planning.

He added: 'It is not in a conservation area- and fulfills the green agenda by recycling many of the existing walls of the house.'

If St Albans District Council gives the scheme the green light, work is expected to start on site later this year.

by Richard Waite

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