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Hidden House, Lympstone

Challenge

To replace a former 1950s dwelling with a durable modern build capable of fusing interior and exterior space in an architecturally interesting manner while remaining entirely sympathetic to its surrounding environment.

Solution

The solution was to utilise Ibstock 440mm Linear bricks extensively at ground floor level. The use of Linear Birtley Olde English in a classic stretcher bond, employing deep raked bed joints and almost flush perpendicular joints, reinforces the linearity of the scheme and references the local use of brick architecture.  The interesting textured red blend bricks help to ground the building and provide contrast with the lightweight zinc-cladding employed at second floor level. Their use within the enclosure wall that delimits this secluded garden site, serves to frame both the green space of the property and the panoramic view over the Exe estuary and the landscape beyond, while providing an unobtrusive privacy to the site.

Architect: Stan Bolt Architect

Brick Type(s): Linear Birtley Olde English

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