Scheme: Three New Build Houses / Client: Private / Type: Residential / Location: Southampton, Hampshire
The requirements for brown field developing in established cities is key to ensuring that future housing opportunities are fully met. An example of this opportunity is in the many side streets of the Shirley district in Southampton, Hampshire, where small packages of land between rows of existing dwellings could be prime locations for further housing.
This small housing scheme of three identical units takes the proportions, materiality, and bay forms of the adjoining existing properties to derive a contemporary and modern version of the traditional Victorian terraced house. These traditional forms are extruded, examined, analysed, angled and refined to come up with a finished design.
As with many PCA projects, the design approach is an amalgamation of the ideals of contemporary architecture combined with an inherent design relationship to the sites immediate surroundings and an aesthetic sensibility of vernacular design typologies of British and Southern England-based architecture.
Differing colours of brick give articulation and contrast to the facades, which are set against the red brick and white render of the existing residences alongside. These proposed three bedroom family homes have an office/fourth bed option on the ground floor, as well as a large kitchen, living area and decked patio to the rear.