The brief was to replace an existing garage with a pair of semi-detached contemporary timber & zinc clad houses in Winchester, Hampshire which would accommodate 2 bedrooms, bathroom and living accommodation. The proposal provides parking whilst making use of the south facing aspect for amenity spaces. The design, described as ‘contemporary timber pods on top of a dark monolithic base’, takes it’s initial form from local urban houses and is a simple rectangle with a pitched roof. The building has allowance for parking underneath. The structure, which only shows it’s narrow façade to the road is clad in contemporary style with vertical timber and zinc roof. It was important to provide natural light without large amounts of glazing to the south (to stop over heating and for privacy). The design shows a single window to the lounge area and a glazed apex to the first floor. The apex allows light to the bedrooms but stops over looking. Controlled views have been accounted for so that privacy for the neighbours is ensured.
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