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.