Cambridge studio Mole Architects designed a rural home in Suffolk to look like a traditional English rectory. In order to keep it consistent with the surrounding architecture, the home features several agricultural references, such as the timber box frame.
The architects stuck to classic design principals, creating a split-level home with a robust roof line for a retired couple. However, they deviated from the traditional when they decided to forego the symmetrical elevations that are typical of most rectories, opting to create large picture windows throughout the home instead. According to the architects, this "gives the elevations a less formal appearance."
The main entrance of the home is situated on the south-east elevation, complete with a ramp for wheelchair accessibility. The entrance leads into a double-height atrium that features a stair case at its center.
The Stackyard Home is Designed to Look Like a Parsonage
1. Rural-inspired Architecture - Opportunity for architects to design homes that incorporate agricultural references for a unique and cohesive aesthetic.
2. Non-traditional Symmetry - Opportunity to challenge traditional design principles by creating asymmetrical elevations with large picture windows for a more informal appearance.
3. Accessibility-focused Design - Opportunity to prioritize wheelchair accessibility in home design by incorporating ramps and double-height atriums.
1. Architecture - Architects can explore new design approaches that draw inspiration from rural and agricultural elements.
2. Construction - Builders can specialize in constructing homes with non-traditional symmetrical design elements, such as large picture windows.
3. Accessibility Solutions - Companies can develop innovative accessibility solutions for residential properties, such as ramps and double-height atriums.