Bluebird House, Suffolk

Status: Ongoing

Location: Suffolk

The proposals for both the new dwelling and garage comprise simple linear geometry stretched across a single storey into the garden. Presented to the public highway as two equal volumes, they are both gabled on their front elevations, built with a high quality hand crafted bricks. The simple extruded geometry and form is reminiscent of the agricultural buildings that proliferate the area. The simple forms are given contemporary features in the form of crisp aluminium windows and doors. The roof is proposed to be a corrugated metal finish that wraps around the side walls and roof as a protective sheath. The metal finish is again reminiscent of the agricultural buildings found in the area. The two materials comprise the only facing materials to the building, creating a very simple clear material palette.