Blue Door

Blue Door

Blue Door

Architect: Hall & Bednarczyk Architects Limited

Client: Mr & Mrs M Milling

Photographer: Leighton Morris

Blue Door is a new-build contemporary house designed for its retired clients in the Wye Valley and cut into an elevated and steep site. The retaining wall has a top lit rooflight permitting daylight into the depth of the building.

It is clad in oxidised copper-coated ceramic tiles and horizontal cedar boarding. The timber monocoque roof is clad in zinc and oversails the plan of the building. Three double-glazed curved corner windows enhance the fluid form of the building. A ground source heat pump augmented by a heat recovery system heats the house.

This confident piece of architecture has provided the client with a visually quiet and delightfully understated home. Disappointingly it doesn't have a blue door.

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