London-based studio Waind Gohil Architects designed the 'Elmthorpe House,' a contemporary gabled house in Oxford, England. The house features a glazed gable, concealed drainpipes and a minimal range of materials in order to differentiate it from its older, terraced counterparts.
The architects were faced with a strict budget and a narrow site. To weather these challenges, they chose to build using a prefabricated timber frame, which was constructed separately and lifted onto the site using a crane. The decision to build off-site helped the architects to be more meticulous in their design, allowing them to conceal the drainage pipes.
Finally, the architects chose to clad the exterior in rough-sawn oak, left purposely untreated so that it will weather as the garden matures.
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