Backland Site for a 2 Bedroom New Build Detached House ArchitectureLIVE-leaves-in-mud-facade-inspiration.jpg Concept Sketch for a New Build House in Fareham, Hampshire Exterior View of Contemporary New Build House Interior Design for Contemporary New Build Home

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Rebecca, Fareham, Hampshire


Backland Development

New Build Retirement Property, Fareham, Hampshire


The brief, to design a new build, detached retirement property for sale on the open market.

This backland site is currently part of a generous 4 bedroomed property that benefits from a mature garden, including listed trees and well established, mature boundary hedging. The site for the new property was chosen by our client for its minimal impact on the existing property. The result is a narrow, east-west orientated building plot, partially encroached by tree root protection zones and existing planting which is to be retained. The building plot also forms a stop-end to an existing 1970s mews, which is a dominant yet incomplete development pattern.

Early stage 3D modelling highlighted three key amenity areas with optimum light throughout the day and the seasons. The building design concept was then developed to provide hard edges to avoid impact on neighbours and soft edges to connect the key areas with internal views across the whole site. The building footprint has been shaped to avoid the tree root protection zones and feature planting. A constant supply of natural light further defined the position and proportions of the windows and the roofline. 

The interior layout takes on board the principles of the Lifetime Homes Standard to ensure future adaptability and use. The construction methodology will be partially prefabricated with a high performance building envelope approximating Passivhaus standards.

Taking inspiration from a woodland pavilion setting, the building will be clad and predominately roofed with slate in a natural colour palette, that has been developed in reference to the dappled shades of light coming through a tree canopy.

To view a 3D animation of the sketch model click here.

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