This project involves the demolition of an existing poorly maintained bungalow and the construction of a modern family home in Gateshead.
The existing bungalow is comprised of internal spaces that are disconnected and do not function in an optimal manner. Therefore, it was proposed to demolish the existing bungalow and replace it with a practical, comfortable and energy efficient dwelling characterised by a combination of traditional and contemporary architectural elements.
The site offers many opportunities and challenges such as 2 south facing gardens, a steeply sloped site and panoramic valley views.
The building makes the most of the exciting change in levels by burying itself into the landscape. This provides interesting relationships between the interior and exterior spaces.
The aesthetic is loosely based on the housing estate architecture that surrounds it. The aim is that at a glance, the building seamlessly blends in with its neighbours, but once you enter the site and get a little closer the house gradually releases its high design secrets.