Luxury minimalist house

Surrey | Dyer Grimes Architect

The brief

Together with Dyer Grimes we won the British Home Award in 2013 for this luxury minimalist house. The project involved replacing a 1960s bungalow with this ultra-modern family home - a crisp and square-cut house. The new property employs modern building technologies combined with high quality materials, such as hardwood cladding.

Despite the large volume of glass throughout, it is a significantly energy efficient dwelling, featuring solar hot water collectors on the roof, a highly sustainable drainage system and an air source pump circulating heat around the entire house.

Specific elements of the build

In our planning, we had to allow for restricted access to the property due to its location in a residential green belt. Other considerations in the design brief, included the volume and size of the panes of glass, a cantilevered canopy and steel framework - all sited on a slope.