claverdon house, warwickshire – NPPF paragraph 55 house

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We have recently secured planning approval for a new build paragraph 55 house on the outskirts of Claverdon in Warwickshire. We are currently hard at work detailing the project for Tender, which is targeting Code 6 on the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Our clients goal is to revitalise Hercules Farm and the surrounding landscape to provide a self sufficient home for their families future. Our response is derived from the changing natural landscape and creating a balance between divergent uses. The flowing forms of the building bisect a circular and semi-circular courtyard affording the farm and house a direct connection whilst offering a degree of segregation. A semi translucent veil structure of perforated and solid copper panels, bio diverse roofing and building integrated photovoltatiscs drapes the upper storey. The resulting form is productive surface harvesting solar heat gain, generation of electricity, rainwater harvesting and storage, habitat production, whilst providing a visual screen and softening the forms into the changing landscape.