We have designed and obtained planning permission for a contemporary dwelling in Wing, Rutland.
Schemes for smaller dwellings designed by other Architects were previously refused planning permission for this site and thus, this project, in particular, demonstrates our ability to add value to a project through good design.
The 7 bedroom dwelling is positioned to take advantage of the site’s sloping topography and will have expansive uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. It will benefit from high levels of natural light and passive solar gain with the vast majority of living spaces being south facing.
A series of flat planted roofs emphasise the horizontal character of the design externally whilst also reducing the visual impact of the dwelling upon the landscape. The roofs will overhang the walls of the house providing solar shading and will, in turn, cast shadows across the elevation. The facades will also feature a series of ‘set-backs’ to enable rooms to be dual aspect whilst also adding depth to the elevations.
The house will be very sustainable and benefit from low running costs. It will be partially earth-sheltered and built with a standard of construction that exceeds the current Building Regulations. Large areas of opening glazing will allow the house to take advantage of passive solar gain and natural ventilation; a ground source heat pump and photovoltaic panels will provide heat and generate electricity.
The Planning Officer’s Committee report described the design as ‘undoubtedly a high quality contemporary design which has been designed to complement the surrounding traditional existing buildings whilst not over dominating them’.
Construction is due to commence in early 2019