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Featherstone Young reveals Cotswolds eco-housing

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[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA + PLANS] Work has started on the first home to by Featherstone Young to be built on the Lower Mill Estate

A previous design by the practice for the lakeside development in the Cotswolds - the Orchid House - has yet to be realised. Other projects for the estate have been drawn up by some of architecture’s biggest names including Will Alsop and Piers Gough.

The Featherstone Young scheme, which has just started on site, has been designed to ‘emerge from the landscape’ and sits on the southern shore of Spinney Lake.

According to the architects. the project represents a new housing typology developed to both visually blend with the landscape while creating habitats for birds and other wildlife.

The development includes two house types – a four and five-bedroom – which include planted roofs with deep overhangs and rough stone walls.

The first phase of eight homes is set to complete towards the end of the year.

Featherstone Young Habitat housing

Project data 

Location Lower Mill Estate, Cotswolds, UK
Type of housing new-build housing
Client Lower Mill Estates
Architect Featherstone Young Architects
Landscape architect The Landmark Practice
Main contractor Conservation Builders
Start on site date December 2014
Completion date December 2015
Gross internal floor area 5 bed = 208m² (5 bedroom), 165m² (4 bedroom)
Form of contract and/or procurement design and build
Total cost £450,000 (5 bedroom), £400,000 (4 bedroom)
Environmental target Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4

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