Trish House Yalding
The design of the house developed in direct response to the site and its location within the beautiful village of Yalding in Kent.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The buildings structure is composed to reflect the surrounding woodland with the raking columns representing the irregular angles of tree trunks and branches.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Large expanses of glass fill the gaps between the structure and allow you to appreciate the landscape and setting as if you were peering out from between the trunks and branches of the trees.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started on site in May 2012 and was completed one year later in May 2013. It is located in the beautiful village of Yalding in Kent, UK.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The traditional kentish black and white weatherboarding represents the foliage wrapping the building and enclosing the spaces within.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The Gross Internal Area is 343 Square metres.
angles, geometry, weatherboarding, monochrome, trees, columns, modern, contemporary.
In contrast to the surrounding nature, the form and lines of the house are intentionally very geometric and crisp, creating a dialogue between the organic woodland and the modernist box. Care was taken in researching the materials that would provide the level of quality necessary to achieve this objective.
The biggest challenge was to gain planning permission for a modern contemporary house in an incredibly sensitive country location.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Architect - Matthew Heywood, Engineer - Fothergill & Company and Main Contractor - Ecolibrium Solutions
Image #1: Photographer Jefferson Smith, Trish House, 2013.
Image #2: Photographer Jefferson Smith, Trish House, 2013.
Image #3: Photographer Jefferson Smith, Trish House, 2013.
Image #4: Photographer Jefferson Smith, Trish House, 2013.
Image #5: Photographer Jefferson Smith, Trish House, 2013.