Zinc House by OB Architecture

The Zinc House created by OB Architecture  with contemporary style in bright style. This house situated in Lymington, Hants, England. The composition is ‘anchored’ to the site by a double height entrance hall that is clad on the outside in dark grey zinc. In spite of the sensitive nature of the site, the planners were very receptive to our contemporary approach.

Zinc House,OB Architecture
Photos by Martin Gardner

Description from OB Architecture:
“We were given the kind of brief most young aspiring practices dream of: to design a contemporary house in a wonderful location overlooking the sea. The site presented us with a few challenges. Following initial discussions with the planners we established a framework within which we could build; we developed a concept of 4 interlocking forms that would give the accommodation the clients required, whilst respecting the scale of the cottages either side and the important views they provided to the village.We proposed a long linear timber clad form at first floor, set above a light weight glazed section below, and a white rendered wing to the side with a projecting garage at the end to create a welcoming entrance courtyard.

We turned the traditional notion of the house ‘upside down’ by placing the large open plan kitchen/living/dining room at first floor so that Mike and Linda could take advantage of the lovely views out over the Christchurch Bay during the day whilst cooking, eating and relaxing. At ground floor, a ‘sun room’ to the front of the house opens out to a protected front garden that is bordered to the road by a tall rendered wall with playful slot openings, and to the driveway by linear planters to create a sunny and secluded and private outdoor space.

The bedrooms are arranged around a large double height entrance hall through which rises a bespoke disabled lift. We managed to source an elegant and moderately priced platform lift from Austria that we inserted into the shaft. The walls were heavily insulated and sealed to create a highly efficient super structure. An air source heat pump provides the heating and hot water and a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system throughout the house recovers the heat from the kitchen and bathrooms to provide warm fresh air in the winter months."

interior Zinc House
Photos by Martin Gardner
Photos by Martin Gardner
Photos by Martin Gardner
Photos by Martin Gardner
Photos by Martin Gardner

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