House in Suffolk
Recently submitted for planning approval, this 4 storey single aspect house uses the width and slope of the site to maximise the views over a wide valley in open countryside.
The massing of the house is emphasised at first floor level, which cantilevers over the ground floor on three sides. This is designed to raise the visual centre of gravity of the house and reduce the perceived scale of the building. Similarly, the second floor master bedroom is set back from the perimeter of the first floor to reduce its visibility from ground level.
The house has a double height living space overlooked by a mezzanine, which contains an open plan study area that has expansive views of the countryside beyond.