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PAD Studio completes £550,000 New Forest house

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Hampshire-based PAD Studio has completed this two-storey home set within a woodland garden

The family home, designed and built for the owners of Spinners Garden, replaces a u-shaped stable block originally on the site.

Spinners garden new house by PAD Studio

The architect’s view

The building nestles into the slope behind and brings the stunning setting of Spinners Garden into the house. The design objective has been to create a new building that is articulate, yet economic in form. In keeping with the local context, it draws upon the vernacular language of the New Forest and interprets it in a contemporary manner. The replacement dwelling will enable the owners and their family to live and manage the garden and nursery from home, retaining a valuable and much enjoyed public amenity.

The design seeks to minimise the environmental impact of the building both during the construction and the life of the building by utilising a super insulated fabric and discreet renewable energy options. The architectural objective has been to develop a building whose form, scale, materials and detail reinforces the character, distinctiveness and history of the site both locally and within the wider context of the New Forest.

Spinners garden new house by PAD Studio

Project data

Location Lymington New Forest
Type of project Private House
Architect PAD Studio
Structural engineer Andrew Waring Associates
Main contractor HA + DB Kitchin
Funding Private
Contract duration 12 Months
Form of contract and/or procurement JCT Design and Build 2011
Total cost £550,000
Annual predicted CO2 emissions 0.4 Tonnes

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