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Ian Hazard reveals Yorkshire moorland home

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Sole practitioner Ian Hazard has submitted these plans for a new home in the North York Moors National Park


The house in Dandy, which takes inspiration from the North Yorkshire longhouse, will replace an existing 1940s bungalow on the site.

The scheme features a timber frame construction bookended between traditional sandstone walls.

The project is currently awaiting a planning decision.

Architect’s view

The North York Moors has been inhabited and farmed intensively over the last 4,000 years and that human continuity is partially narrated by the vernacular building typology, the North Yorkshire Longhouse. The longhouse originally provided simple shelter for both farmers and livestock and its use has continued to evolve to become one of the elements which distinguish the regional landscape.

Farming remains as a source of livelihood in the region, but many people now live in and move to the Moors to enjoy the landscape rather than to work in it. The proposed replacement dwelling continues the long historical use of the longhouse to provide an intimate arrangement of spaces that reflect the more contemporary use of the landscape. The heavy traditional sandstone gabled book-ends to the building protect a modern well-insulated lightweight timber frame construction and the inhabitants from the exposed site. The internal accommodation is proposed to be heated and powered by on-site renewable energy sources.


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North York Moors house by Ian Hazard 

Project data

Location Danby, North York Moors
Type of project House
Client confidential
Architect Ian Hazard
Structural engineer TBC
M&E consultant TBC
Funding private
Appointment direct client appointment
Budget confidential
Gross internal floor area 200m2

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