Littlewood House, Drayton
Abel Homes
Architecture
 
The houses are planned in short runs of relatively dense terrace, with a serrated footprint creating secluded patios to each property, facing out into peaceful forest. The project also has close similarities with a completed project by the practice at Niki Club Hotel outside Tokyo.

The timber-built houses will be so well insulated and airtight that in theory no central heating will be needed especially when modern wood stoves are lit. Solar collectors will provide most of the hot water and harvested rainwater from underground tanks will be used for flushing WCs and watering gardens.
 
The two-storey three, four and five bedroom timber-framed houses will be finished with pitched clay-tile roofs and render and timber cladding, laid out carefully in existing clearings in the woodland that formed the grounds of a large but derelict Victorian house long since demolished.

The rest of the protected mixed woodland, carpeted in spring with daffodils and bluebells, will be handed over to a community-based woodland trust, to provide new rights of way across the site and an amenity for local people.
The houses are planned in short runs of relatively dense terrace, with a serrated footprint creating secluded patios to each property, facing out into peaceful forest. The project also has close similarities with a completed project by the practice at Niki Club Hotel outside Tokyo.

The timber-built houses will be so well insulated and airtight that in theory no central heating will be needed especially when modern wood stoves are lit. Solar collectors will provide most of the hot water and harvested rainwater from underground tanks will be used for flushing WCs and watering gardens.
 
The two-storey three, four and five bedroom timber-framed houses will be finished with pitched clay-tile roofs and render and timber cladding, laid out carefully in existing clearings in the woodland that formed the grounds of a large but derelict Victorian house long since demolished.

The rest of the protected mixed woodland, carpeted in spring with daffodils and bluebells, will be handed over to a community-based woodland trust, to provide new rights of way across the site and an amenity for local people.
 
 
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