ArchDaily Quantity Surveyor: CopyHouses•New Forest District, United Kingdom Woodpeckers / Ström Architects Woodpeckers / Ström ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWoodpeckers / Ström Architects Barton Engineers ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797650/woodpeckers-strom-architects Clipboard Structural Engineer: “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797650/woodpeckers-strom-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Matclad Himley Red Smooth, Smart Windows, Untreated Siberian Larch Patrick Swift Associates Houses Architects: Ström Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Luke Hayes Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: “COPY” Area: 194 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2015 Architect In Charge:Magnus StrömCity:New Forest DistrictCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luke HayesText description provided by the architects. The design for the house, which is used by the family mainly as holiday home, was constrained by planning issues that to some extent dictated the built footprint and its position on the site. Very tight size restrictions forced the design to push windows to the outside of the envelope, not allowing any overhangs which would be included in an area calculation, therefore reducing the actual built area. However, within the allowable area there was provision for the inclusion of a conservatory, and one challenge was how to successfully integrate this with architecture devoid of the normal connotations of a lean-to structure.Save this picture!© Luke HayesSave this picture!© Luke HayesThe very simple building is also driven by economics of construction. The superstructure consists of a timber frame that was erected onsite. Spans as well as the width of the house are decided by the performance restrictions of standard timber truss components. Fenestration is generated by floor-to-ceiling gaps in the timber façade.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanThe house sits on a platform that creates a terrace to the south and the east. This platform connects with a masonry chimneybreast that provides an internal fireplace and a concrete hearth with integrated seating. The platform, being raised slightly off the ground, allows a level connection between inside and outside terraces as well as raises the house off the ground, which in the winter months can be quite wet.The building is finished in larch cladding that will weather to a silver grey colour.Save this picture!© Luke HayesProduct Description. The Matclad brickslip flooring extends from the external terraces throughout the entire of the ground floor, giving a more connected feeling between the internal and external environments. The brick plinth unites the whole scheme; whether they are entertaining indoors, looking out across the terrace towards the garden, or dining al fresco between the house and the formal lawn, the clients are always aware of their relationship with the outdoors.Save this picture!© Luke HayesProject gallerySee allShow lessCascina Merlata Social Housing / B22Selected ProjectsBrutal Variety / Ero ArchitectsSelected Projects Share United Kingdom Save this picture!© Luke Hayes+ 16 Share CopyAbout this officeStröm ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew Forest DistrictUnited KingdomPublished on October 21, 2016Cite: “Woodpeckers / Ström Architects” 21 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.