Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Sustainable Modernist Dwelling in South Downs National Park, England by G M Moore & Associates
July 8th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: G M Moore & Associates
To design a replacement eco-friendly replacement dwelling.
The site is situated relatively high in the downs above the village of Rodmell near Lewes, East Sussex.
The design evolved to respect the existing contours of the site. The lower floor sleeping wings have been cut into the slope to reduce visual bulk and utilise the natural insulation properties of the chalk strata. A green wildflower roof has been incorporated to soften visual inpact. The central circular turret provides internal access to the sleeping quarters at the lower level and gives access to the extensive grassed natural landscape outside. The central level contains the kitchen and living areas with access to the drive, garaging and storage wing which also has a green roof. The upper level contains a seating area and viewing balcony overlooking the sea. The turret roof is conical and clad in copper which will be left to weather naturally.
The design is influenced by the topography and the post modernist movement, whilst paying homage to light houses, silos and Anglo-Saxon roundhouses.
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