Watcombe Cottage / RX Architects

Watcombe Cottage / RX Architects

first_imgManufacturers: Havwoods, Vincent Timber, Wienerberger, Norrsken, Tile mountain Photographs:  Ashley Gendek Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project United Kingdom Watcombe Cottage / RX Architects Joinery:Chartwood JoineryCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ashley GendekRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The project involved the demolition of a small 1920’s bungalow with a new contemporary three-bedroom house. The site backs on to Flatropers Wood Nature reserve and is surrounded by woodland to the east but with views across open countryside to the west. The main consideration of the design was to make best use of the site, which is a long narrow triangular wedge. The existing cottage was very dark and felt very enclosed because of the high, dense boundary hedging. A key move in the proposals was to remove the hedging and in doing so, open up uninterrupted views across the adjoining countryside and wood. This also vastly improves on the natural light getting into the site.Save this picture!© Ashley GendekSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Ashley GendekThe new house has been designed to read as a cluster of buildings, typical of sporadic rural development of agricultural buildings. The plans provide a single storey element which contains the open plan kitchen, living and dining space. Off this is a two-storey building at 90 degrees which contains all of the bedrooms and bathrooms. The change in orientation creates a south facing courtyard feel, which gives a combination of enclosed private space to the rear, and open garden space with far reaching views to the front. There is also provision for a linking utility along with a detached garden studio building, a detached garden store and shed.Save this picture!© Ashley GendekSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Ashley GendekThere are large glazed openings with the elevations clad in a combination of rough sawn cedar cladding and cedar shingles. The house is of timber frame construction and highly insulated and is powered by an Air Source Heat pump resulting in very low running costs.Save this picture!© Ashley GendekSave this picture!© Ashley GendekProject gallerySee allShow lessAlterssiedlung Sempach Apartments / dolmus Architekten + B2G ARCHITEKTENSelected ProjectsBeatriz Colomina on Gender, Collaborative Work, and Disease in ArchitectureInterviews Share CopyAbout this officeRX ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on November 22, 2019Cite: “Watcombe Cottage / RX Architects” 22 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928854/watcombe-cottage-rx-architects Clipboard “COPY” ABS Carpentry Architects: RX Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  146 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Watcombe Cottage / RX ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWatcombe Cottage / RX Architects Projects Save this picture!© Ashley Gendek+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928854/watcombe-cottage-rx-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Contractor: CopyHouses•United Kingdom Houses Stephen Evans Associates Year:  Structural Engineer: last_img

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