Subject: Contemporary domestic new build
Site: Straylands Grove, Heworth
Status: RIBA Stages: A-E
Details: The brief was to provide a contemporary and innovative design for a private residence in York. Split over two storeys, the building consists of four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, a large bathroom, a study and a large open plan kitchen, dining, living room. Ribbon windows and small supporting columns combine to create the illusion of a floating ‘rendered box’ sitting above the glazed folding walls of the ground floor living accommodation. The detailing of the façade and the modern materiality have been carefully chosen to compliment to the existing neighbouring properties, and although presented in a contemporary manner, the proposal further enhances the mixed period street scene and firmly ‘but quietly’ routes the new dwelling as a signature house on this prominent plot.
Copyright: AR2 Architects Ltd