London studio Oliver Leech Architects used a palette of weathered stone and larch to finish Cotswolds Home, a timber-framed dwelling in rural Warwickshire.
Situated within the village of Stourton within the Cotswolds Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence, the home is designed by Oliver Leech Architects to take a seat throughout the surrounding panorama that overlooks the Stour Valley.
It was commissioned by a pair who relocated from London to the Cotswolds after the Covid-19 pandemic to be near the village group wherein they grew up.
The design noticed the studio substitute an current bungalow with a highly-insulated five-bedroom home and out of doors areas that “prioritise connection to nature”.
Cotswolds Home has a north-south orientation to present views over the valley under and the wildflower meadow and orchard to the north of the positioning.
It contains two pitched volumes – the “barn” and the “wing” – which meet at 100 levels, forming an L-shaped plan that matches comfortably throughout the triangular website.
Externally, the “wing” is clad in dry-wall stonework, while the “barn” options vertical Siberian larch cladding. The house is topped with each zinc and slate roofing.
The studio designed a “gradual and deliberate unveiling” of the home, with the method to the entrance door that includes minimal openings and providing privateness.
“On entry, solely glimpses of the encircling countryside might be seen via partially-framed views, making a sluggish and intentional reveal of each the house and surrounding surroundings,” the studio instructed Dezeen.
Inside Cotswolds Home, the inside partitions are completed in clay plaster and the flooring with limestone, offering a heat and pure look to all areas.
Cotswolds Home’s plan is cut up into two volumes hinging off the entryway. The “wing” comprises the principle dwelling area and a library that includes bespoke pink elm joinery and a secret door hiding a bar.
A decrease floor ground constructed into the hillside under the library comprises the visitor wing, with two bedrooms overlooking the expansive plot.
The “barn” homes the kitchen on the bottom ground and the principle bed room suite on the primary ground. The kitchen opens onto a patio which is sheltered by a cantilevered overhang.
Cotswolds Home was constructed utilizing a highly-insulated prefabricated timber body, constructed offsite in a neighborhood manufacturing unit. Its hermetic shell helps to cut back the house’s general power consumption.
An array of photo voltaic panels and an air supply warmth pump additional enhance the power efficiency of the home.
Oliver Leech Architects was based in 2016. Cotswolds Home is its first new construct challenge. Earlier housing initiatives by the London studio embrace Pink Home, an extension and refurbishment of a Victorian terrace in London, and an extension to a house in Surrey with a hipped roof.
The images is by Jim Stephenson.