The Brief; -
Happy Valley is a generously proportioned 1930’s residence sitting within beautifully landscaped 4 acres of grounds. Our brief was to design a penthouse over the existing building to maximise the views over the grounds and provide a gallery space for pieces of contemporary art and furniture.
The Design; -
Our solution was to design a light-weight steel framed structure with an over-sailing eaves detail to provide solar shading to the extensively glazed garden facing elevation. The glazed section affords uninterrupted views across the landscaped grounds and into the countryside beyond. The glazing itself is highly engineered to reduce heat loss, solar gain and is also self cleaning to reduce maintenance. The existing stair has been extended with glass and stainless steel, above which a glass-vaulted roof transmits light into the core of the building via the stairwell.
Proportions of the penthouse have been carefully designed in order that it does not dominate the existing architecture. The horizontal proportions of the penthouse have been accentuated to harmonize with the horizontal banding of the main building whilst preserving the integrity of the existing architecture by allowing it to be easily defined.
The penthouse encloses 76M2 of internal space with two external sun terraces to enjoy during summer.
Internally, the gallery space is equipped with discreet adjustable lighting, a recessed track for hanging panels and a recessed picture rail on the wall for hanging artwork.
Works are due to commence on site in March 2011.
Press; - Space Projects Ltd – Feb 2011
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Space Projects Ltd are a International Interior design and Architectural practice whose work encompasses, Retail, Residential, Commercial Office, Exhibition, Contemporary Architectural, Sui-Generis Design and International Project Design and Management.