Fletcher Crane Architects has lodged plans for this single-storey, black cement board-clad home in Surbiton, Surrey
The 300m² four-bedroom project, which the Kingston upon Thames-based practice says will sit in a ’carefully landscaped garden’, will replace an existing bungalow on the plot.
Subject to approval, work could start on site next year.
Surrounded by typical suburbia, the proposed single-storey development subtly references its context through its multiple mono-pitched roof but more obviously becomes a distinct sculptural piece of relevant and demanding architecture.
The proposed layout celebrates the interaction to the garden. A processional, tight and intimate entrance way hides the courtyard garden initially from view before leading to the open plan kitchen, dining and living room. Covered walkways and louvred patios extend from the internal spaces sitting against a curving black brick wall. Along the back of the site, four modestly sized bedrooms each benefit from an en suite and wardrobe area.
As a critical element to our client’s brief, the home is designed to Passivhaus standards. The airtight envelope creates a super-insulated shell with triple glazing, an MVHR system, prefabricated elements and integrated PV technolog,y allowing this home to be a genuinely sustainable development.
Fletcher crane surbiton house
Location Surbiton, Surrey
Type of project Private new build house
Architect Fletcher Crane Architects
Main contractor Beattie Passive
Start on site date 2019
Gross internal floor area 300m²
Form of contract Traditional
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