Found Associates, Gloucestershire, 2011


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Extension to a grade II listed gamekeeper’s cottage within a hidden wooded valley on the edge of the Cotswolds

The extension, which is linked to the existing building with a frameless glass connection, is conceived as a series of dry stone walls that descend the natural gradient of the land to terrace the slope behind the cottage.

Built from the same local stone as the cottage, the dry wall construction conceals an insulated inner fair faced concrete shell.

The lower section of the extension to the west houses the main living and entertaining areas, and the higher section to the east, which is further recessed into the hillside and has a planted green roof, contains the bedrooms and bathrooms.

Natural ventilation is utilised with roof lights set into the slope of the ground above the rear wall of the extension that will draw air in through the south elevation and out through the vents in the rooflights. An air source heat pump system provides hot water heating and cooling. A whole house ventilation unit with heat exchange is installed.


  • Begun: Aug 2009
  • Completed: Apr 2011
  • Floor area: 520m2
  • Sector: House
  • Procurement: JCT Standard with Quantities 2005
  • Address: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

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