Greenaway Architecture portfolios planning for greenbelt home | News
Greenaway Architecture has obtained detailed planning consent to build a four-bedroom ‘contemporary farmhouse’ near the village of Kingsclere in Hampshire.
The practice’s proposals would replace the dilapidated nursery buildings with a modern family home described as being inspired by “the rural vernacular of the area” – specifically long, rectangular barns with pitched roofs and gable ends.
Permission in principle to build a new house on the site, which lies outside the defined Kingsclare settlement boundary, was granted by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in February last year. Greenaway’s ready-made plans were approved the following November.
The house is designed to provide a feeling of shelter and connection to the outdoors, said Duncan Greenaway, founder of Greenaway Architecture.
“The design recognizes that traditional materials, when used in a new and innovative way, can establish a strong relationship between a building and its environment,” he said.
“The house is oriented to maximize passive solar gain during the winter months while minimizing unwanted solar heat gain in the summer, enhancing energy efficiency and comfort, along with a range of other sustainability measures.
“The design is for a strong, distinctive home that will age gracefully and evolve with its landscape over time.”