Elmthorpe Road

Waind Gohil Architects, Oxford, 2011

 

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Designed in the form of a traditional gable ended house, the brief for Elmthorpe was to re-interpret the local vernacular detached housing stock without appearing ‘pastiche’

The structural frame design was progressed with a specialist timber frame specialist using their standard systems, for ease and speed of construction on site. The property was designed as a complete timber solution, eliminating the requirement for steel structures, whilst proving the flexibility and openness for modern, expansive living

Surface materials comprise a mixture of modern and traditional, including rough sawn oak cladding, machined oak cladding and cement particle board.

Extensive areas of glazing help maximise light and connectivity to the garden, with the corners and edges of surfaces articulated in with powder coated metal angles. These continue as cappings around the cladding materials and secret gutter, expressing the simple, traditional form of the house.

Data

  • Begun: May 2011
  • Completed: Dec 2011
  • Floor area: 250m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £250,000
  • Procurement: JCT IFC 98
  • Address: Elmthorpe Road, Oxford, OX2 8PA, United Kingdom

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