Quarry House Para 55
The design narrative for this Para 55 house celebrates the principal defining characteristic of the site, a semi-circular lens shaped former quarry.
The location of the 770m² dwelling completes the circle, naturally containing a more controlled garden. The natural character of the landscape outside the quarry is left to naturalise, creating a contrast between the two landscaped spaces.
The curved building enjoys wide views across a diverse landscape and has been optimised to capture south facing solar gain. The north side of the house is articulated and angled to shield itself from the noise of a distant motorway and the entrance becomes a series of conceal and reveal experiences, slowly uncovering one unexpected surprise after another.