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Ström Architects gets planning permission for idyllic holiday home on the Isle of Wight coast

United Kingdom Architecture News - Sep 18, 2018 - 06:53   15669 views

Ström Architects gets planning permission for idyllic holiday home on the Isle of Wight coast

UK-based architecture firm Ström Architects has received the planning permission for an idyllic holiday home which will be built on the Isle of Wight coast, United Kingdom.

Called Island Rest, the elongated house, partly wrapped by wooden panels on its facade, is designed to give a response to its client’s brief for a contemporary family holiday home.  

Situated on a beautiful Isle of Wight creek, the holiday house sits on a spacious site with direct access to the water and views of the Solent beyond.

Ström Architects gets planning permission for idyllic holiday home on the Isle of Wight coast

The design is a low in profile, simple single-storey rectilinear form containing the main living and dining area with a bedroom ‘wing’ leading off it. The master suite is the exception – this is kept separate from the other bedrooms and is situated at the other end of the living area with access to the deck outside.  

Ström Architects gets planning permission for idyllic holiday home on the Isle of Wight coast

Every room in the house is situated to maximise the views to the north, but the living areas also look out onto the south-facing courtyard, allowing sunshine deep into the plan. This creates a dramatic impact as you look through the house to the gardens and water beyond, and inside a sense of light and space.

Ström Architects gets planning permission for idyllic holiday home on the Isle of Wight coast

"Given the waterside location of this project, we needed to carefully respond to the typology of the site, with particular reference to flooding," said Ström Architects.

"To address the flood risk, the floor level has been raised to perch on the highest point of the site - which is outside of the future flood risk zone - and the house spans out on a single level as the terrain slopes away, leaving the bedroom wing ‘floating’ over the landscape below," the studio added.

Ström Architects gets planning permission for idyllic holiday home on the Isle of Wight coast

The architects carefully worked on the landscape design to create a very natural and organic feel, with mowed paths through wildflowers leading to and defining areas of different function and interest. The studio is closely working with UK-based landscape design practice Charlotte Murrell Landscape Design on the project. 

Ström Architects gets planning permission for idyllic holiday home on the Isle of Wight coast

The project received a planning last month and is expected to start on site this autumn.

Project facts

Architect: Ström Architects
Main contractor: Rice Projects
Structural engineer: Eckersley O'Callaghan
Cost consultant: APS Associates
Landscape architect: Charlotte Murrell Landscape Design
Sustainability consultant: Mesh Energy

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