We were asked to deliver a compact development of four new mews dwellings and a detached townhouse in Hertfordshire on a spatially constrained site which previously housed a former brush factory.
Innovative design and attention to detail are essential on a project with such tight space restrictions. We chose a palette of materials that reflected the Hertfordshire vernacular and placed an importance on quality in order to create an attractive set of dwellings which compliment and enhance the local setting.
The proposals include a simple palette of dark clad timber, brick and glass. We created an environmentally friendly scheme which includes photovoltaic cells, rainwater harvesting for irrigation and mechanical ventilation heat recovery to reduce the environmental impact of the new homes.
Client. Gade Homes
Location. Boxmoor, Herts
Status. On Site
Size. 5 dwellings sq.ft