This contemporary weekend home is a 2010 project by ilse crawford architecture + design.
It is located in Crawley, England.
Crawley by ilse crawford architecture + design:
“Our brief was to create a flexible space which would allow flexibility in the use of a young growing family, with the ability to grow food and house the family at will.
The site is located in Crawley, an privileged inner-city suburb in South Africa.
Set amongst a row of Victorian terraces, a 20-metre (66-foot) boundary is covered by a 3-storey glass house. The glass facade creates a completely unobstructed view of the district and surrounding buildings, and the internally lined lounge and living space act as a lens to the surrounds.
Our design uses large portions of the floor space in a lighthearted and forward-thinking way. The design has appealed to a large, inquisitive majority and the majority of the owners are environmentally conscious.
Energy efficiency has played a key role in the development of the sustainable nature of the home. The central, double-height space leads to the garage and, on the ground floor, a ‘staircase’ that allows for an open plan working area that opens out onto a large artificial tree.
Energy efficiency and solar orientation were also central themes. The windows are double-glazed, and the high performance thermal walls and roof provide a healthy indoor environment, reducing heat gain. The main living space has the feel of a stylish bohemian house, with a high level of storage and board and batten floors combined with delicate detailing, simple but luxurious materials, and graceful light-weight build-ins.”
Photos by: James Coombe & Paul Stamby