Here is another image of the large new-build home that has recently received planning permission on a sensitive Conservation Area site in the centre of Cambridge.
The architectural language of the new house deliberately bears an exaggerated resemblance to the surrounding cluster of 1930s houses in what is a well protected little enclave of polite English Modernism, very close to the centre of the city.
The deep, sprocketed eaves and hipped plain tiled roof of the proposed house is very much a characteristic of the area and one that the planners wished to retain.
The walls are of a timber framed, brick construction sitting on a stone plinth. The copious use of stepped bullnose headers sitting proud of the face of the wall articulate the openings in the facade. The brickwork itself will be sack scrubbed with a lime mortar, a commonly used technique in Sweden and Norway. This will give a more homogenous feel to the surface of the masonry, toning it in with the stone, but also allow around 20% of the bricks to bleed through so one can still clearly see it is a brick building.
The windows are to be of a thermally broken steel frame with slender horizontal mullions, again emphasising the vernacular of this very particular part of the city.
We are delighted to have received planning permission for a large new-build home on a sensitive Conservation Area site in the centre of Cambridge.
The house sits on a large plot, adjacent to playing fields and consists of a large basement, 2 further floors plus accommodation in the roof and a single storey indoor swimming pool to the rear.
The architectural language of the new house deliberately bears an exaggerated resemblance to the surrounding cluster of 1930s houses in what is a well protected little enclave of polite English Modernism, very close to the centre of the city. More images to follow
Short trip to New York? Lucky us. Actually it’s Glasgow where they are filming the new Indiana Jones film and done up to look like NYC in 1969 and ready for the ticker tape parade for the returning astronauts. The levels for detail is incredible. #indianajones #glasgow...
How it’s going versus How it’s going to go ! The steelwork is now up on our fantastically tight little courtyard house in the centre of Cambridge. The spaces are beginning to emerge and the clients can begin to get a real sense of how their house will feel.
Here is the first detailed interior image of our new build farmhouse in Hertfordshire which received planning permission in January 2021. It shows the entrance hall, a triple height space with a bridge across to the Master Bedroom. The volume is grand but the materials retain a utilitarian quality, flagstones, oak and bricks reclaimed from the original house.
We are delighted and proud that our Contemporary Barn project has been nominated for the ArchDaily 2021 Building of the Year Awards.
The winners are chosen by a public vote.
In our bio you can find the voting link for our project. We would be ever so grateful if you could vote for us and also spread the news.
We have just submitted for planning permission for a new boathouse along the river Cam. It will be suspended on piles and a ring beam that will float above the water. The main structure that will sit on this has been designed to use Japanese carpentry techniques and will be held together without glue, nails, screws or metal supports. The roof will be clad in hand cut copper shingles.
#Tsugite #cambridgearchitecture #boathouse #riverarchitecture #bytheriver #ashworthparkes #carstructures #japanesejoinery...
We are delighted to have secured planning permission for a New Build Farmhouse with knapped flint gables and some associated studio buildings, deep in the Hertfordshire Countryside - More images to follow.
#cambridgearchitecture #hertfordshirearchitecture #newbuildfarmhouse #modernfarmhouse #ruralarchitecture...
Day 4 of our recent photoshoot by @msap_photo of our central Cambridge extension. A lovely oak window seat to make the most of the autumn sunshine. #rmconstructioncambridge #cambridgearchitecture #carstructures #cambridge #ribaeast...
Day 3 of our recent photoshoot by @msap_photo of our central Cambridge extension. As it seems a long way to the weekend, here’s a photo of the family dog Molly enjoying her new surroundings in front of some lovely tiles by @marrakechdesign to cheer everyone up. #rmconstructioncambridge #cambridgearchitecture #carstructures #cambridge #ribaeast #handmadecementtiles...
Day 2 of our recent photoshoot by @msap_photo of our central Cambridge extension. Today a view from the rear showing part of the garden design by @cultivate_gardens #rmconstructioncambridge #cambridgearchitecture #carstructures #cambridge #maxlightltd #ribaeast...
We have just had some great shot taken by @msap_photo of a recently completed extension in the centre of Cambridge. We will share some more throughout the week. #rmconstructioncambridge #cambridgearchitecture #carstructures #cambridge #ribaeast...
Throwback to this work in progress picture of @buhrbespokeinteriors installing this amazing blackened rough sawn beech and copper kitchen at our project just outside Cambridge.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#ashworthparkes #cambridgearchitects #cambridgearchitecture #residentialarchitecture #residentialdesign #blacktimber #copper #copperkitchen...
As part of its shortlisting for a @riba regional award, our Woodview project has been featured in the RIBA Journal. This project is all about the details, from the bespoke windows to the incredibly precise cladding as seen here. Link in our bio for the full article.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#ashworthparkes #cambridgearchitects #cambridgearchitecture #residentialarchitecture #residentaildesign #timbercladding #riba #ribaawards #ribaawards2020 #ribaeast...
This is a reconfiguration of a house split across many levels that we hope to simplify without losing some of the interest split levels provide. An early collage of the same was shared a few months ago.
This view looks back towards the main body of the house, with a view through to the kitchen on the left, with the main access to the space via stairs on the right.
Stairs up to the bedroom are created behind a brick wall that acts as a backdrop to the space, framing the dining table and gives cues to the arrangement of the rest of the room....
Exciting to see the extensions tying together as the team from CD Hood make great progress on site despite the current working conditions. A short break for the bank holiday weekend and then it’s full steam ahead next week making it weathertight.
#ashworthparkes #residentialdesign #residentialarchitecture #soldiercourse #architectscambridge #cambridgearchitects #cambridgearchitecture...
We’re very happy to share that we have again been shortlisted for @riba @ribaeast award for our Woodview project. This is in no small part due to our fantastic clients and excellent team, including @carstructures and #gippingconstruction
Initial sketch for a house refurbishment in Cambridge. The existing house is split across too many levels (7!) which we hope to simplify whilst retaining the interest that split level, open spaces provide....
Morning light coming down through an oak lined window seat.
We’re very close to completion in Cambridge where @rmconstructioncambridge are putting the final touches to the project.
We’re really looking forward to seeing how the space works - especially in the summer months when the open corner sliding doors disappear into their pockets and boundary between inside and outside is removed....