The building form is inspired by the gullwing doors of the Mercedes 300SL as a means of satisfying the planners criteria of giving the appearance of being a single house. This device, which although clearly rather wilfull, did serve to unlock the potential of the site.
A new- build pair of connected houses constructed on a redeveloped brownfield site surrounded by mature trees and each with substantial gardens. A key feature of each house is the triple storey atrium crossed by bridges that allow clear views of the gardens through the full depth of the houses.
The palette of materials employed is simple and honest; long slim Staffordshire Blue engineering bricks, natural oiled oak doors and panelling, frameless glass and silvered metal sheets.