Attwood House

John Pardey Architects, Hampshire, 2005


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Attwood House, owned by David Attwood and Jane Tranter 

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  • Attwood House, owned by David Attwood and Jane Tranter    
  • The original building has been over-clad in timber    
  • The elevated sitting room extends the house towards the river    
  • A smaller living space is a half level below the main living area and opens onto a terrace    
  • The large kitchen/ dining/ sitting room    
  • A view out from the first floor    
  • The clients in their kitchen    
  • The clients talk to John Pardey and Niall McLaughlin    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • The original house as built by Victor Hutchings in 1965    
  • Detailed section and elevation of fireplace and barbeque    
  • Detailed plan and isometric of fireplace and barbeque    

Extension and refurbishment of a steel-framed, single-storey residential structure built in the mid-1960s

Descendant of the so-called ’Case Study houses’ of the 1960’s in California, the original house is a steel framed, single storey structure built in the mid-60s.

The house is raised up on steel columns due to the flood risk as the site is located on the junction of two rivers. The original plan of the house is based on the configuration of two squares, one for sleeping the other for living.

The extension and refurbishment of the house maximises the site’s 360-degree views of the river and forms a natural pinwheel diagram emanating from the central core. A simple glass pavilion was provided for living, and a warm timber box was created as a container for sleeping.


  • Begun: Apr 2004
  • Completed: 2005
  • Floor area: 284m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £332,158
  • Tender date: Nov 2003
  • Procurement: JCT MW
  • Address: Hampshire, United Kingdom

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