A remodelled 1980s family house and new studio in Bath.
The original house house suffered from poor environmental performance and felt disconnected from its site, with circuitous access to the garden, and windows positioned so low that you couldnt see the spectacular view when standing. The house was gutted, stripped back to its structure and cut with new openings to internal and external walls. The interior was reorganised with clearer connections between spaces.
The remodelled house has been heavily insulated and wrapped entirely in black zinc, and has the appearance of a crystal buried into the hillside. New terraces around the house allow thresholds between the house and garden, with a new studio and garage building alongside.
Architect . Dow Jones Architects