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Residential Project G

Project Details

£250,000 to £499,999

Alteration to existing property, New Build, Sited in AONB, Sited in Greenbelt land, Within a Conservation Area


Studio Heathfield

Studio Heathfield , Parallel House , 32 London Road , Guildford , Surrey , GU1 2AB , United Kingdom

Set within a conservation area and following demolition of a 1960’s bungalow, a new green oak framed structure provides garaging and a gym on the ground floor as well as living space on the first floor. Central to the design ethos was the need to replace the current dwelling with a new building that would be a sympathetic addition to the conservation area as well as being appropriate to its countryside setting. In terms of the architectural detailing, this has been driven by a desire to expose and reinforce the inherent tactile nature of the green oak frame which in turn gives the building a rural yet contemporary quality.