New House, Newbury
The greatest care has been taken to create an architectural form that sits both respectfully and self-confidently on its site.
Use of an articulated modernist form with lower and upper roof levels combining in a self-confident and independent architectural form ensures that the building’s scale will not be dominating in the street. This massing technique, combining extruded faces and varied vertical massing and materials serves to add visual complexity to the whole and knit a complex of form and mass, texture and void.
Materials, textures and colour follow this architectural philosophy through to the construction strategy further reinforcing the house’s design integrity whilst serving to make a building comprising a series of related and balanced volumes, rather than a single mass, which could have been associated with a more traditional ‘box’ style of building.