Location:Longhill Road - Ovingdea
Description:A sustainable developement of 4 courtyard houses.
Client:Home sussex Limited.
The Orchard housing scheme development, Ovingdean was granted planning consent in January 2022.
The project is formed of four, three bedroom detached court yard houses within a secluded woodland plot to the eastern district of Ovingdean.
The courtyard houses are constructed of local brick and larch timber which are traditionally domestic in their nature and are congruous to the surrounding residential neighbourhood. The use of materials respond to the change in levels found on the site, with brick being used predominantly at the lower level forming a solid base with some timber clad elements being introduced at the upper levels. A mixture of frameless and hardwood timber casement windows express the voids within the composition and are arranged to engender a sense of privacy whilst allowing the longer views of the woodland and extended landscape.
The steep topograpy of the site has informed the arrangement of floor plans so that the on the frontage of the houses they read as single storey but then drop down to reveal a hidden couryard and two storey element. The transition of scale is centered around a transparent circulation core to one end of the couryard.
The woodland setting provides an ecologically sensitive aspect to the site with sustainibility, biodiversity and ecologically enhansment featuring as design drivers. Key design features include:
Orchard housing scheme, Ovingdean is now on-site and due for completion in spring 2023.
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