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- Begun: Jun 2010
- Completed: Jan 2011
- Floor area: 25m2
- Sector: House
- Total cost: £190,000
- Procurement: Prime Cost Building Contract (PCC)
- Address: North Hampshire, Hampshire, United Kingdom
A deceptively simple and technical project, the greenhouse is multi-purpose building also functioning as a dog kennel, dog run and refuse store
Set within the grounds of a 16th century Grade II listed house, the minimalist greenhouse, designed as a multi-purpose space including a dog kennel, dog run and refuse store, is a deceptively simple building. A cleverly detailed and technical project it incorporates an interesting and complimentary mix of materials that acknowledge the existing house whilst remaining modern.
A heavy Portland stone base is used to support a lightweight timber and glass structure. The stone detailing includes a number of highly complex specially cut stones all drawn in three-dimensional schedules. Cill and coping profiles incorporate stainless steel drainage channels and cut-outs for mullions and fenceposts.
The Accoya timber cladding has been stained, providing a dramatic counterpoint to the stone and glass louvres which are controlled through a building management system to regulate internal temperature. The narrow banding of the timber accentuates the horizontal planes of the stone below, contrasting the vertical panels of the glass greenhouse structure.