Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential
Spratley & Partners — Beechwood, Residential

Beechwood, Gallowstree Common

Beechwood sits on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Oxfordshire. Employing high-quality materials, simple detailing and robust forms, the design produced a contemporary and sustainable home appropriate to its context.

The materials used in the project push conventional design boundaries but sit together harmoniously in the woodland setting. Blue/black engineering brickwork combine with pre-weathered Corten steel cladding, enabling the house to bleed into the landscape.

Implementing energy saving solutions was integral to the success of this project and was a key part of the client brief. The design followed best practice in nine categories of sustainable design: energy and CO2 emissions, water, materials, surface water run-off, waste, pollution, health and wellbeing, management and ecology. Beechwood achieved a Level 4 certificate under The Code for Sustainable Homes.

Client
Private
Status
Built

Team

Jeremy Spratley
Director

Partners

Archibald Shaw
Structural Engineer
Dark Light Design
Lighting Designer
Property and Energy Services Ltd
SAP & CFSH Consultant
Hyatt Construction Ltd.
Contractor

Accolades

Highly Commended
RICS Awards 2015