Tod Wakefield and Mary Collier have designed this Pulborough modern house and completed in 2008. It is a re-build of agricultural buildings that formerly occupied the site. Designed as a large courtyard house, it features extensive glazing that give views of the surrounding gardens and also flood the house within. The construction is a simple steel frame with a barrel-vaulted zinc roof, allowing the internal spaces to be easily altered.
Sustainability has informed much of the design, with features that included zoned under-floor heating, super-insulation and a rainwater harvesting tank. Interior finishes throughout make use of oak harvested from the site. The south-facing glass (the high-performance windows were imported from Denmark) allows passive solar gain, whilst the large overhangs from the roof ensure that overheating is avoided.
This property, located in Pulborough, West Sussex in England, is for sale. Visit The Modern House website for more information.