The proposal is truly revolutionary as a contemporary approach to designing a Country House. The building and landscape design have been integrated in both a formal and functional manner, using the principles of Biomimcry to develop a built intervention which works with nature and the ‘found’ environment of the site. The form of the proposal has been derived using natural Algorithms and the function of the building and landscape proposal has been established using the principles of ‘Permaculture’, a method for designing ecosystems. Creating a new sustainable paradigm for remote contemporary rural dwellings, these combined strategies will allow the house to be self-sufficient for energy, water and food.
Location: Suffolk, UK
Timescale: Planning achieved in 2012
Size: 550 m2