Church Farm, Suffolk



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Project Description

This project represented a replacement dwelling in the Suffolk countryside, designed to achieve high energy efficiency while seamlessly integrating into the local context. Embodying a mindful approach to design, the aim was to create a modern dwelling that pays homage to the area's heritage. By embracing a simple gable-ended structure reminiscent of local agricultural buildings, our design ensured a seamless blend with the existing architectural fabric. Key elements included spacious interiors, prioritising comfort in every aspect, and a window design that provided ample natural light while optimizing solar gain for energy efficiency. Carefully selected materials, such as brick for the ground floor and dark corrugated steel with natural timber details for the upper storey, offered a contemporary interpretation of the area's agricultural materials. At the heart of our project was a commitment to environmental consciousness. We integrated cutting-edge technologies and eco-conscious materials, including timber frame construction, MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery), air source heat pumps, and PV (Photovoltaic) panels, all aimed at minimizing energy consumption.