Working alongside Jerry Tate Architects, we developed proposals for a new-build country house that achieved planning permission via the provisions of PPS7 (now NPPF 55) which recognises ‘exceptional and innovative’ designs.

The design integrates the physical architecture with the landscape of the site: the building interacts with the land in terms of energy consumption and the structure is drawn out into the surrounding landscape using water, reatining walls and planting to deliver a sense of enclosure and connectivity with nature. The house is designed to be entirely self-sufficient and will only utilise the resources of the immediate site for energy and water.

Images courtesy of Tate Harmer.

Project Location: Suffolk
Client: Private Client
Architect: Jerry Tate Architects
Structure and Services Engineer: Buro Happold
Planning Consultant: LUC
Ecology: Applied Ecology Ltd.