Type: New Build
Status: In Progress
Project Architect: Inspiration Architects
Structural Engineer: Studio Allen
“The use of extensive glass panels suggests that one floor of the building ‘hovers’ over another. The result is a discreet yet interesting modern building which integrates sensitively into its green and leafy setting.”
Star Court is unashamedly contemporary. Considering its private and secluded location, the architect’s design could take advantage of the technical benefits offered by modern construction materials and techniques.
Every opportunity to create a sustainable home has been taken; the high airtightness requirement coupled with an MVHR system will retain heat and increase energy efficiencies. The air source heat pumps will control temperature inside the house and maintain a comfortable temperature in the swimming pool.
The building is constructed utilising a cross laminated timber (CLT) frame. In contrast to a standard timber frame, this structure enables the extension of the feasible height range to provide open plan living.