Habitat House, Cotswolds, UK, New build housing
Client: Lower Mill Estates
Habitat House is a new housing typology built in response to the nature reserve in which it is located. It is both a home for people and for the wildlife around it. It avoids bolt-ons like bat and bird-boxes by integrating these into the building. Planted roofs, deep roof overhangs, hanging timber tiles and crevices in rough stone walls support a range of habitats. The house finds a balance with ecology - increasing the natural landscape rather than just building on it. FYA were appointed to provide the concept designs which Habitat First Group developed and built with first 4 houses completed summer 2016.
Interview with Sarah Featherstone http://bit.ly/HabHblog
Sunday Times British Homes Award Winner 2016