New three bedroom riverside house within the functional flood plain. The long narrow footprint responds sensitively to the urban grain of this Conservation Area setting. Simple monopitch roof profile minimises overshadowing to neighbouring gardens whilst providing appropriate shading to the new dwelling from high-level summer sun. Structural ‘stilts’ and ramped approach raise the building well above potential flood levels. The central reading space and ‘Zen’ garden create a break in the building footprint, drawing light into the circulation space, and separating the private bedroom wing from the riverside living areas. RIBA services provided from conceptual design to tender returns. Complete.
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