Snug Architects has submitted plans for a three-storey house on a 5m x 5m plot in Tower Street, Winchester
The one-bedroom vertical house, described by the Winchester-based practice as a ‘quirky modern folly’, will sit on what is currently a pair of parking spaces.
Clad in red brick with ‘a diffusion of black brick headers’, the 81m² project features a clock, a rooftop office and a terrace.
The architect’s view
Due to its setting next to the ancient Roman city wall, the proposal will utilise low-density piling and off-site prefabrication to delicately perch above the historic site. The tight 30m² gap site is currently made up of two parking spaces, and requires a vertically configured building with a floor plan that fully maximises the site boundary.
The tower will be clad in a playful red and black brick pattern that will create a dialogue with the surrounding material palette. A clock on the Tower Street facade will engage the street below and the Hampshire County offices across Tower Street. These qualities, along with a rooftop glass lantern, mean New Tower House will be an icon within central Winchester for years to come.
Location Tower Street Winchester
Type of project one-off House
Client private client
Architect Snug Architects
Main contractor N/A
Funding private funding
Gross internal floor area 81m²