Lower Cottage Farm is currently shortlisted in the ‘Best Self-Build Architect or Designer 2016’ category of the Build It 2016 Awards.
There’s still time to vote for this stunning project over at http://www.self-build.co.uk/best-self-build-architect-or-designer-2016. Voting closes on 6th September.
Here’s what Built It say about this amazing self-build:
“This dramatic state-of-the-art family home rests on an isolated hillside. The client wanted a modern design that would reflect its rural location and the local vernacular. The finished article captures this vision perfectly.
The house is comprised of three-sections that reflect the original farm cottage and the stone clad and open barns. Architect Peter Bamber designed an energy-efficient fabric-first home while incorporating local, traditional materials to blend in with the landscape.
A sloping site made a semi-basement layout the most practical method of reducing visual height and footprint. The external structure is comprised of insulated concrete formwork (ICF), linked between the three elements by stunning timber clad glazed sections.”
What the client said:
“Like many self build projects, we experienced a number of unexpected issues throughout, but my close working relationship with Peter ensured that each issue was fully investigated and all the options explored. Cost was always at the forefront of our discussions and Peter appreciated that this was a crucial factor in arriving at a solution.”
What the judges said:
“The large barn-style building at the heart of this sustainable new house shows fantastic use of materials. The long curved corridor is an outstanding interior feature.”
Voting closes on 6th September with the results being announced on the 22nd at the Awards Night held at the Hilton Bankside, London.
Architect: Peter Bamber, PGB Architectural Services Ltd