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Orpington – Paragraph 80 House

A Rural Family House

The design proposal is for a new family house positioned at the base of a steeply sloping wooded location on the site of a previous ‘manège’. The brief was to create a contemporary four bedroom home with guest accommodation. Our design response was to provide a principle volume to house the main family accommodation with a separate ‘baby brother’ pavilion for guests.

The two discrete buildings are proposed to be the anchor points for a formal linked, landscaped arrangement of shallow reflecting pool, linear hedging, paving and gardens. Public and private realms are deliberately segregated whilst allowing glimpses both through and between. The manège area provides the plateau for the buildings and their immediate surrounding landscaping, with the sloping land extending to the rear. The lower storey of the two storey house would be partially built into the gradient in order to bed the building into its environment.