Our self build project at Graven Hill, Bicester has recently been completed. We were commissioned to bring our innovative and carefully crafted approach to sustainable architecture and design a home that is fit for lifetime living standards. The design of the dwelling sees a modern approach to the open plan arrangement of the kitchen/dining/sitting room. […]
The clients were eager to maximise energy efficiency and minimise construction waste by utilising passive house details, high performing modern materials including aluminium, zinc, sustainably sourced timber cladding and a partly rendered finish. In its rural garden setting, the house opens onto a courtyard to the South and East, allowing natural light to flood in […]
Jaspers Orchard is a proposed modern eco-house located with the Ironbridge Gorge. The area is protected by World Heritage Site status and is situated near to several listed buildings within the Conservation Area. The site is steeply sloping with significant tree covering collectively protected by their Conservation Area status. We have sympathetically designed the house […]
This earth sheltered house is currently under construction on a family farm within a greenfield site. The proposal will benefit from sustainable construction methods whilst utilising the earth pushed against the external walls for thermal mass.
This self build project looks to place a contemporary new house on a site with a complex planning history in Shropshire. A copper façade wraps around to form the external envelope of the house with a mix of light and dark timber cladding infill. The rooms are orientated towards the far reaching views into the […]
The building is a former primitive Methodist chapel of 1860.ke store and a workshop for the clients, one of whom is an artist who will be able to live and work within this new two bedroom home. The chapel is constructed in red brick under a slate roof, with decorative timber sash windows featuring coloured […]
This project sets a contemporary two storey house into a sloping overgrown site. A sunken, stepped terrace brings light deep into this partially buried house whilst also providing a dual aspect living space to the ground floor. To the front the rooms are angled to take in the far reaching countryside views. To the rear […]
Set within the sloping site the existing barns have been converted into a holiday let split across two levels. A staircase now joins the former granary and milking parlor which has been rebuilt with a charred timber extension.
This project looks to creates a new passive standard home to replace a former fire damaged bungalow on sloping site in the small village of South Croxton. Set across three levels three wings spread outwards from a central rotunda which roof forms aim to mimic that of nearby agricultural buildings. The clients are keen to […]
Currently on Site! This project looks to provide a new home for our clients and a garage for their classic cars in which the design brief called for a modern low energy house that makes good use of the site in terms of orientation, taking in views and connecting with the garden and wider landscape, […]
This project looks to provide new accommodation on an agricultural site in South Wraxall. The site benefits from lapsed planning permission for a log cabin but the clients are eager to build a contemporary modest home on their farm.
This project proposes 4 large private residences set into a sloping site. The luxury houses each with private pool, garden and roof terraces are set over two levels and partially submerged into the ground in order to minimise the impact of the development on the green belt.
This simple yet carefully crafted design which has gained planning approval seeks to maintain a simple form in order to allow the budget to be stretched further in refining the details which the owners interact with such as joinery. The brick creates a solid base with a lightweight timber box on top with metal trims […]
This project carefully organises a 32 house development around the challenging ecological site constraints and has been exciting to understand and to interpret through the use of topographic and tree surveys. These were key in allowing us to fully comprehend the various level changes, the flow of the site and the most efficient way to […]
Greenspace Architects were offered an opportunity to transform a deconsecrated chapel into “Somewhere that was both a home and a workplace, somewhere that both respected its original use and function, but somewhere which was also innovative and contemporary.” With the building set into a steep north-facing slope, getting light – particularly direct sunlight – into […]
This project transforms an existing inefficient chalet style bungalow into a modern two story house. The roof is removed and replaced with a timber framed flat roof extension, whilst the ground floor is externally insulated to improve performance. Inside the layout is reconfigured to take in the large gardens to the front and back and […]
The clients wanted a house that wrapped itself around a courtyard, sitting at the foot of a mountain with stunning views down the valley. They regularly hold dinner parties for 20+ people so large and luxurious open plan areas were a requirement.Inspired by the form of the Mountain at the foot of which the site […]
The Masterplan Concept – Placemaking The far-reaching ONE Housing Scheme brief calls for an idealised masterplan for a proposed series of developments of mixed tenure bungalows loaded with assistive tech across a number of rural edge-of-town and village sites in Shropshire using Garden City and eco town principles to help the client address a number […]
This contemporary new build on a narrow in-fill plot draws inspiration from the the neighboring properties with a pair of modest double gabled roofs to the front which reflect the volumes of the bedrooms behind and a slim line flat green roof to the rear, creating a very elegant and simple design. The project maximizes […]
An example of a typical 1970’s link detached house where the clients are looking to bring the existing dwelling in line with modern ways of family living. The scheme involves a radical make over to produce a contemporary home with clean lines whilst also upgrading the existing fabric and bringing a breath of fresh air […]
This scheme integrates landscape, buildings and energy generation in a single, low impact seamless whole that will be an asset to an existing fragmented village, giving the area the focus and amenities it needs. 74 dwellings are proposed together with a community hall, shop, cafe, live/work and commercial units set within an extensive public realm […]
This inner-city project proposes a state-of-the-art extension, attic conversion and the addition of a pair of dormer windows to convert the dark, cramped rear spaces of the client’s terraced house into a better functioning, well lit and open plan space with a reformed connection between the house and garden and an improved environmental footprint.
A heavily sloping site sees the opportunity to partially submerge this new build house into the landscape, opening up and emerging from the ground to the east, west and south this house takes advantage of the views out from the top of the site. The angular geometry works fantastically for the spaces inside while complementing the […]
Greenspace have been commissioned to extend a beautiful Victorian house in Shrewsbury, the rendered form sits on the same footprint of the old conservatory and seeks to create an open plan and modern space to compliment a modest family home.