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Eco-chic property in the English countryside, House at Piper’s End, Hertfordshire


London-based architectural practice Níall McLaughlin Architects have completed the House at Piper’s End project. The luminous property can be found in Hertfordshire, England.

According to the architects: “A glass wall allows for a great quantity of natural light to permeate through the spaces, and for a spectacular view of the countryside.

“This new family house replaces a dilapidated farmhouse on two acre site in rural Hertfordshire. Planning permission for the contemporary house, which is within the Greenbelt, was awarded because the new house was demonstrated to be more sustainable in the long term than refurbishing the existing building.

“The design of the new house is sensitive to its setting within an existing, mature landscape, including an orchard belonging to the original house.

“The contemporary British house and the new landscaping surrounding it are conceived in plan as five strips, characterised by different materials: a thicket of silver birch; a timber cabinet; a vitrine of timber framed glass; a loggia of steel columns supporting a perforate metal canopy and a concrete reflecting pool.”

Images courtesy of Nick Kane

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January 16, 2013 | Property | View comments

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