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Elevated Maybole home takes design up a level

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November 14 2017

Elevated Maybole home takes design up a level
Brown + Brown Architects have confirmed they intend to start work in the Spring on an innovative 159sq/m home on stilts near Maybole in Ayrshire.

Martin & Cherry Gough have commissioned a singular ‘floating’ build which makes the most of its setting in a Victorian walled garden without impinging on the grounds.

The architects observed: “Our clients are returning from to the UK having lived all over the world (most recently Zambia and Estonia), and want to create a contemporary low-energy house.

Badger's Keep is an elevated pavilion-style house, which floats above the existing topography of a Victorian Walled Garden in Ayrshire. The building was designed to avoid the need for disruptive and expensive foundations, which would disturb the garden, and has a wrap-around deck offering views over the surrounding countryside, and the garden itself.

“The building will be clad in burnt timber, with large areas of glazing. It's intended that the landscape will be left as a wild garden.”

Clad in untreated Siberian larch with a frameless glass balustrade the elevated home includes its own wraparound terrace.
A linear arrangement of open plan living areas and bedrooms is proposed
A linear arrangement of open plan living areas and bedrooms is proposed
Imagery by Render Studio
Imagery by Render Studio

The bespoke contemporary home sits within a Victorian walled garden
The bespoke contemporary home sits within a Victorian walled garden
The home is clad in burnt Siberian larch
The home is clad in burnt Siberian larch

5 Comments

Bill S
#1 Posted by Bill S on 15 Nov 2017 at 13:49 PM
This is beautiful. Any chance of a floorplan UR?
Sven
#2 Posted by Sven on 16 Nov 2017 at 09:59 AM
Timeless contemporary architecture that is both joyful and of high quality. I love this and it deserves my love.
Artisan2
#3 Posted by Artisan2 on 16 Nov 2017 at 10:29 AM
Pros and cons. Aesthetically pleasing exterior. High embodied energy. A chance to quantify glass balustrade bird-strikes and bat-strikes, if anyone cares enough about the building's environmental impact.
RevMonk
#4 Posted by RevMonk on 16 Nov 2017 at 14:33 PM
5* awesome :D
Cadmonkey
#5 Posted by Cadmonkey on 16 Nov 2017 at 16:20 PM
Not for me thanks.
I like a house with a bath.

Why are all the images of the left hand side of the building?
Something wrong with the right half?

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