3W Architecture, Clifton - context elevation
3W Architecture reveals designs for a seriously unobtrusive house on Avon Gorge
Multi-disciplinary firm 3W Architecture has submitted plans for a (very) private house on the Avon Gorge in Clifton, Bristol.
The 390 sq m property would sit on a series of existing terraces between Hotwells and Clifton Village, part of the Clifton Conservation Area, and would boast spectacular views of Brunel’s suspension bridge.
The five-bedroom house has been designed to blend in with its surroundings. Its façade will be the same type of rubblestone as the surrounding site and the green roof will be planted using native species.
On its western façade, the dwelling has long slits cut into it to mimic the existing buttresses holding the retaining walls of the terrace.
3W director Andrew Wells said: “The terraces were originally used by the nearby spa hotel to grow fruit and vegetables. So our initial design two years ago referenced that more, like a lean-to Victorian glass house.
“But in the context of the conservation area, that would have stood out too much, and I think the final design moved in a much more interesting direction.”
A planning decision is expected this summer.
29 June 2012 | Updated: 5 July 2012 10:38 am
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