Contextual design

15 May 2020

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We have undertaken a number of projects where we have added new development close to heritage assets, including large Grade 1 Listed country houses, and on the periphery of villages.

The image below is of a new building in the grounds of a Grade ll listed Arts & Crafts country house near Woking.

It is important to understand the context of the site. Contextual design considers the style, layout and materials of the existing buildings, as well as the topography, climate, vegetation amongst other factors. The contextual design of the new development is then informed by the analysis of the existing setting. This image shows a new mews courtyard built close to a Grade l listed country mansion.

Finally a sketch of proposed affordable housing on the edge of a Dorset village.

contextual design in architecture