Hawkhurst Para 55
This 16 acre plot in the High Weald AONB is being transformed through the extension of an ancient woodland gill habitat which re-links historic woodland areas and provides a robust enhanced natural landscape within which this magnificent Para 55 dwelling sits. The building itself explores the character of old Kent peg tiled roofscapes and enjoys views across contained meadow glades.
One thing we love about aged tile roofs is that their geometry and patina softens over time in response to weather and the structure that lies beneath. Here we are exploring these organic flowing curves and have developed an architectural language which expresses the tiled roof as a draping cloak over the building that lifts in places to provide views while also providing shade from the sun.
This exploration of a vernacular characteristic elegantly assimilates the building into the flowing rural landscape.