Architecture, Self Build, Visualisations
Situated in the picturesque English Village just 9 miles west from the City of Cambridge in Caxton, Firs Farm seeks to provide a generous modern family dwelling with parking and a large garden. The site is surrounded by open countryside and has been designed to reflect the agricultural setting and local rural vernacular albeit a contemporary interpretation.
Attention to detail has been considered in the scale of the building, consisting of two forms; a two-storey ‘main building’ with a single storey ‘wing’ connected by a glazed link. Inside, the layout has been sensitively designed to fully integrate the building with its surroundings. The window positions provide naturally well-lit comfortable spaces with a close connection between the internal and external spaces whilst optimising the south and westerly aspect of the views over the countryside.
By utilizing materials that are contemporary yet fitting with the surrounding context, these create interest and articulation on the elevations that complement each other. Corrugated metal façade and roof and vertical timber boards with a metal standing seam roof reflect the previous agricultural use of the site and draws inspiration from the vernacular of buildings typically associated with rural agricultural sites.