Beautiful Houses: New Forest House
- Jun 28, 2013
This week we will show you the beautiful New Forest in the New Forest National Park, United Kingdom, a project by PAD Studio. Besides being a eco friendly property, the house is really beautiful and inspiring. The materials are sustainable, durable and really charming, creating a perfect house in the woods. Certainly a great place to live.
Description from the architects: The replacement dwelling is set within an 18.5 acre plot, located adjacent to ancient woodland and heath, within the New Forest National Park. The massing, form and orientation of the new building has been carefully conceived in order that the proposals minimise the impact on the site and its surroundings. The main dwelling and annexe building both have low rise green roofs. The buildings are orientated to maximise solar gain and utilise ground source heat pump technology and a log boiler for heating and hot water requirements. Excavated material from the new basement and pool area has been re-used in the earth berming to provide a visual screen to the north and help to reduce the sound impact of the nearby dual carriageway. The proposals also incorporate rain water harvesting, grey water recycling and a natural swimming pond to further increase biodiversity within the site. The materials used throughout are sustainable, durable and in harmony with the site and its surroundings.
Make sure to check out PAD Studio website for further inspiring projects. See you next week :)
We found this house at Contemporist.
I'm Gisele Muller, someone who loves communication, design, creativity, technology and everything in between. A brazilian current living in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Twitter user: @gismullr