New House, Hermitage

The greatest care has been taken to create an architectural form that sits both respectfully and self-confidently on its site, but also within a massing and volumetric arrangement which offers a manifest improvement on that implementable under an extant approvall.

Use of a twin gabled form with lower level linking roof (location of the solar panel farm) has created a built form redolent of local architectural language yet of obviously contemporary design. This massing technique, combining gabled, flat-roofed and extruded forms serves to add visual complexity to the whole and knit a complex of form and mass that echoes the push and shove of the rural agricultural buildings of old.

Materials, textures and colour follow this architectural philosophy through to the construction, technical and visual further reinforcing the house’s design integrity whilst serving to make a building comprising a series of related volumes, rather than a single mass.