New build rural dwelling, Wantage

BRIEF

To provide a new super energy efficient dwelling on the margins of open countryside to provide accommodation to the owner of an equestrian livery and dressage school.

CHALLENGES

To imagine a new dwelling which responds to its open context by offfering panoramic views across toward the Ridgeway path without detracting from a rural setting.

SOLUTION

An overtly agricultural form was adopted, combined with locating principal living spaces at first floor to exploit the distant views. Currently on site, the project employs the latest Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) technology, which offers exceptional speed to achieve a weathertight shell, with super levels of insulation and airtightness with the potential to minimise ongoing fuel bills.

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