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Shell House Design by Design4D, in United Kingdom

June 08, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture, Home Design

Shell House is design by Design4D, located in United Kingdom.
The Shell House extends the garden into a very low maintenance sedum roof with Velux rooflights drawing light into the rear spaces of the house. The largest expanse of glazing faces South to enhance Winter solar gain whilst also providing expansive views of an artificial landscape created by the neighbour’s sedum roofs. When the upkeep of a garden becomes too much work it can be replaced with sedum, thereby maintaining the landscape vista.

Shell House Design by Design4D, in United Kingdom

Traditional terraced houses face each other across a street with views between neighbours restricting elevational distances between buildings. The Shell House enables the ground floor plan to extend nearer to the neighbour’s site through its use of Velux rooflights thereby providing ground floor bedroom space as well as views of a low profile ‘landscape’ rather than an unmaintained backyard or neighbouring brickwork elevation.

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