- ClientNetwork Housing Group
- Local authorityEast Herts Council
- Construction cost£1.2m
- StatusCompleted 2010
Development of a building typology
The design reflects the local Hertfordshire typology by providing a modern contextual design composed from a simple material palette of brick and timber. The use of Thermowood timber cladding provides a tactile feature that reflects the vernacular and softens the impact of the development within a confined setting.
The site layout replicates the rural grain of the estate so that it integrates comfortably into the existing community. The dwelling entrances are set back from the main building line to create a natural private threshold to each home. A corner window to the kitchen/ dining room, provides natural surveillance to the dwellings entrance as well as the surrounding area