PPS 7 New Build
Self-built, this unique dwelling on a sloping site has been heavily dug into the surrounding landscape, to appear bigger on the inside than the properties exterior reveals. Several site constraints including the need to work around a 100 year old oak tree, posed many challenges during the early design. In response, two simple structures containing the main living space, were linked with a long glass walkway, helping to minimise the buildings mass. To give this highly individual PPS 7 property a sense of place, we used over 15,000 locally made Kent peg tiles and clad the heavily glazed south building in an oiled oak finish.