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AR Design Studio is delighted to announce the recent planning approval for its latest project, The Hidden House.
Situated in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Hidden House is a four bedroom home that has been fastidiously engineered to sit seamlessly within its stunning surroundings. Set on a disused riding school that was once a scar upon the countryside, the house has been designed to complete the landscape. The house’s geometry was informed by the North Downs’ geological arrangements. By embracing the erosion patterns of the area, the form was sculpted to become a continuation of the hill in which it sits. Taking further measures to blend the house in to the landscape, the project form uses ‘Dazzle Camouflage’, a tactic employed by ships during the First World War to deceive the eye and create illusions that help break up the solid mass.
Four board-marked concrete ‘pods’ create the solid walls of the house. These were orientated, based upon the respective view, and then manipulated to respond to the requirements of the users. The first and largest pod houses the sleeping quarters and the second provides utility and storage spaces. The third locates a large kitchen and dining space, with the fourth providing the snug and the swimming pool facilities. Set within the ‘anti-spaces’ between the pods are the living and relaxing areas, all commanding incredible views across the Surrey Hills. The resulting arrangement forms a series of open and closed zones which create exciting moments within the house.
The dominant and undulating roof, clad in the same timber used to form the concrete, ties the pods together whilst two sculptural apertures in the roof bring light to the series of external courtyard spaces that are located at the rear of the house. Designed as secluded and intimate spaces, the courtyards will provide an irregular series of sheltered zones that will contrast with the open nature of the terraces to the front.
The southern façade is a broken arrangement of timber and glazing. Wanting to minimise the impact of any reflection, the roof was pulled forward to cast the glass in shade.
The Hidden House is due for construction in summer 2017- AR Design Studio welcomes any enquiries for potential contractors.
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Don’t forget that fundraising is now live and is very simple to do. You can even do your Christmas shopping and donate to the project at the same time! Further info at www.thepavilionproject.com
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The purpose of this exhibition is an opportunity to view the emerging designs for the new pavilion. Representatives from The Pavilion Project team and AR Design Studio Architects will be on hand to answer any questions. Image boards will be on display along with a scale model of the proposed design, and a computer generated ‘fly-through’ film.
The Pavilion Project’s vision is to provide a unique facility for cricket clubs and community groups alike, replacing the two forty year old structures with one modern, accessible and sustainable building, with no additional draw on public funds.
Councillor Anne Weir, Chair of Winchester Town Forum, said:
“Winchester Town Forum are delighted The Pavilion Project, supported by Hyde 900, has brought forward these exciting proposals for the cricket pavilion. We welcome the prospect of working in partnership on this and wish the team every success with their fundraising.”
Member agreement was given at last month’s Town Forum meeting to fundraise for the new cricket pavilion. Winchester City Council already has allocated funds for a “like for like” replacement.
The Pavilion Project is being led by Mike Caldwell, who plays for The Racqueteers cricket team at North Walls and regularly uses the current cricket facilities. He said:
“The Pavilion Project is really pleased to be working closely with Council officers and Members to develop AR Design Studio’s imaginative and bold designs. We have pledged to match the sum already allocated by the Town Forum to enable the enhanced concept to go ahead. We invite as many people as possible; it’s a great opportunity to have a look at what is being proposed and to tell us what you think on our comments board. We hope people will be as enthused as we are. We will also have a pledge board so we hope people will be encouraged to support our fundraising efforts too! ”
The Pavilion Project is a community-led not for profit initiative, supported by Hyde 900.
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For further information please contact Laurie Scott from AR Design Studio on 01962 864545 or Mike Caldwell on 07836708167.Read more »