We were asked to design a small office sat in the grounds of a Grade II Listed property for home working in a rural context and to provide solutions for its sustainability.
The project is set within a rural hamlet and in the context of a Listed Building. The design response to this sensitive setting and the surrounding agricultural aesthetic was a key consideration in developing the design proposals. Sustainability was also a key to the design process due to the building being sited essentially off grid.
The proposals sought to use a simple palette of timber and glass responding to the Yorkshire boarding found on the agricultural sheds locally. The cedar cladding will grey over time. The building utilises heating from a biomass boiler and the low lying massing has a green roof to reduce surface water run-off and increase biodiversity. The project was well received from the local planning department who welcomed the contemporary approach to the design.
Location. York, yorkshire
Size. Undisclosed sq.ft