The combined expertise of West Waddy’s Town Planners and Architects paid off on this project in achieving planning consent for a new dwelling situated on a challenging site in South Stoke, Oxfordshire. Distant and near views of the site were considered throughout the design process, and the building form was adapted to minimise the visual impact on the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The developable area of the site was also constrained by flood risk which gave the plan it’s elongated Southwest elevation.
Materials were selected to form a contemporary palette, taking reference from local vernacular buildings which used slate, render, and grey bricks. The building is designed to be adaptable in the future so that it may facilitate independent ground floor living and reduced mobility. The stepped massing is designed to reflect the manner in which adjacent buildings have been extended over the years, as opposed to a single-volume solution.