Twenty/ten

Rob Gregory, Moon Design and Build, Bristol, 2010

 

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Bright green rendered three bedroom detached house with views across Bristol built in the garden of Oak Cottage

A single storey garden wall traces the site’s boundary, enclosing an L-shaped garden that frames views to north and east. Built in the south west corner the bright green house rises up from behind the wall extending Bristol’s tradition of brightly coloured terraces.

The predominantly single aspect house makes the most of northerly views, while maintaining privacy to neighbours. In contrast to the generously glazed garden elevation, each remaining face is articulated by a single vertical slot. A glazed clerestory separates the garden wall from the elevated box, enlivening the north facing living room with dynamic shafts of sunlight from east, south and west.

The ground floor has kitchen and snug tucked into each corner of the 10m long living room. This room can be subdivided by screens stowed in the core that also contains utility room, larder, and stair.

Three bedrooms and a bathroom are arranged around a generous first floor landing and 5 meter high light well.

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  • Begun: Jul 2009
  • Completed: May 2010
  • Floor area: 105m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £174,645
  • Procurement: Design and Build, letter of intent and drawings only
  • Address: Cliftonwood, Bristol, United Kingdom

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