The project involves the creation of a new kitchen, larder, boot room and family room to the side and rear of a large semi-detached Arts and Craft house in the centre of Cambridge. The main ‘pavilion’, the family room, to the rear, is separated from the main house by a glazed corridor. It is trapezoidal in plan form as it turns itself towards, we have been told, possibly the largest tree in any private garden in Cambridge. The structure is to be clad in Cor Ten steel sheets, acting as rain screen cladding which will protect the building from the bombardment of beech nuts from the tree and protect the gutters and downpipes from filling up with leaves. The elevation which addresses the garden and which faces directly South has large sliding glass doors, fronted by sliding, folding screens clad in perforated Cor Ten steel panels. The perforations mimic the shadows cast by the tree and, when closed, will act as a bride soleil and protect the building from the harshest rays of the sun. The scheme was given planning permission in May 2017.
- YEAR: 2016 onward
- LOCATION: Cambridge