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Design with a different approach

Uplands Farm ./
Uplands Farm design
Uplands design model
Uplands 3D model
Uplands Farm design
Uplands design model
Uplands 3D model
Brief ./

To design two new dwellings within the existing grounds of a family run farm, the design would sit sympathetically within its greenbelt surrounding and have a contemporary appearance.

Summary

./SSD were asked to design two new family homes within greenbelt farmland located on the outskirts of Leeds. Our clients provided a detailed brief of their requirements and with this information and a study of the land allocated for the dwellings, the ./SSD designers began a feasibility design.

In creating a feasibility package, the team were able to start discussions with the local planning authority for guidance on the characteristics, style and appearance for a new dwelling within greenbelt, access and highways advice, and suggestions on minimising the impact on the surrounding landscape.

In accordance with this advice and the design brief the ./SSD team were able to create a contemporary courtyard design. The two dwellings were similar in size and materiality.

The street view of the properties consisted of a mostly stone façade with minimum windows to give the appearance of traditional barn construction. As the dwellings to the rear were not overlooked, a more contemporary design approach was taken with mostly glazed elevations.

This provided views over the rural landscape and lots of natural light to each property. The team also considered sustainable aspects of design with ground source heating, concrete construction for thermal efficiency and water storage systems.

The landscape design created played a huge part in adding sustainable and vernacular characteristics through considered planting schemes, rainwater gardens and materiality.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of Whitehaven RLFC for the work undertaken by your company So Sound Architecture & Interior Design on the refurbishment at Whitehaven Rugby League’s Recreation Ground. The work included support in development of specifications and design along with plans for the refurbishment, which I have to say were all completed to an extremely high standard in the most efficient manner showing great urgency to meet our extremely tight deadlines.
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The So Sound Design team, led by Jen, turned our vision into reality. Through interactive design sessions, Jen and the team developed a design that embodies the RE:WORK core values and corporate image. So Sound Design were professional and creative throughout the design process, bringing knowledge and expertise to the table and to help lead the construction effort.
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