FARMHOUSE IN WILTSHIRE
A proposal for a small farmhouse in Wiltshire using local materials and building methods and techniques of the vernacular buildings of Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire. The design draws inspiration from the tenanted houses one finds on other aesthetically aware country estates: that is, it has a level of architectural pretension akin to a lodge or gatehouse. I have positioned the house to create an avenue down which the front of the house can be viewed when approaching from the local village. The site sits on a high point of 140m above sea level and the rear of the house faces south with an uninterrupted 180 degree view. The windows this side are larger, especially those to the angled bay with French windows. The projection of the angled bay provides space for the dining area and above it a terrace to take advantage of the view.