Tree House Para 55

The design narrative for this Para 55 dwelling celebrates the tree covered character of this 2500m² site on the edge of a Conservation Area.

Many native trees have been depleted, replaced with Firs that have diminished the landscapes biodiversity, allowing saplings to grow unmanaged. This has created relatively open views at lower levels with dense tree canopies above. Our proposal seeks to enhance the wooded character and improve the ecology in a number of exciting ways.

Central to our scheme is a new raised dwelling, that maintains the visual penetration below, whilst providing a stunning, dramatic property nestled in the tree canopy above. Principal spaces provide panoramic views across a small glade, whilst north and east elevations offer framed views through dense woodland.

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Planning Approval

The planning application for this unique project was granted by Cotswold DC in 2018, under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 55. This policy has now been superseded by the current National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 79, which sets out the Government's policy requirements for rural development in the open countryside.

Project Details

Consent  
2018 Cotswold DC

Designated Area  
Conservation Area

Project Type  
Para 55 - New Build

Internal Floorspace  
397m²

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Exterior render of Tree House, a Para 55 passive house. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilise the very latest renewable technology.
Internal lounge at Tree House, a Para 55 passive house. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilise the very latest renewable technology.
Internal library at Tree House, a Para 55 passive house. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilise the very latest renewable technology.
Glazed pods at Tree House, a Para 55 passive house. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilise the very latest renewable technology.
Plan drawings of Tree House, a Para 55 passive house. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilise the very latest renewable technology.
Bedroom render of Tree House, a Para 55 passive house. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilise the very latest renewable technology.
The private garden at Tree House, a Para 55 passive house. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilise the very latest renewable technology.
Family bathroom at Tree House, a Para 55 passive house. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilise the very latest renewable technology.
Kitchen render of Tree House, a Para 55 passive house. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilise the very latest renewable technology.
External garden render of Tree House, a Para 55 passive house. Designed by Hawkes Architecture, this energy efficient timber-frame structure will utilise the very latest renewable technology.