Duncan Cottage by James Grayley Architects

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Location: Bath, United Kingdom

Year: 2016



Awards

RIBA South West Award 2018, RIBA South West Small Project of the Year Award 2018


Architects: James Grayley Architects

Contractor: Emerys of Bath Ltd

Structural Engineers: Momentum Consulting Engineers

Photography: © David Grandorge


 


The project extends and reorganises the house to create living accommodation appropriate to 21st Century living while respecting the importance and character of the original historic house. A comprehensive historical study revealed an almost identical translation of scale and proportion to that of Andrea Palladio’s ‘Villa with superimposed Portico’ from book four of ‘I quattro libri dell’architettura’ with further investigations revealing the original architect, John Palmer, appears to have developed the house to conform to the systematic rules laid out by Palladio for both parametric formulas and objects in plan and elevation.

Through this study, a series of appropriate small interventions were proposed to undo previous internal restructuring of the house and restore the original plan form. A contemporary loggia space conceived of the same ruling geometry of the existing house were added in place of the previously removed garden structure. The new loggia opens up the living space and reunites the house with its garden.

James Grayley Architects


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James Grayley Architects


James Grayley Architects is an award-winning, design-led practice with a rich track record of working across a broad spectrum of sectors, scales and budgets. The practice was formed in 2009 by James Grayley following ten years as an associate at Dow Jones Architects, and has offices in both London and Bath. more


CONTACT

London

Kemp House
152 City Road
London EC1V 2NX
T +44 (0)20 7060 3795

Bath

5 Argyle Street
Bath BA2 4BA
T +44 (0)1225 573490

studio@jamesgrayley.com


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