Mr & Mrs Robison
Whickham, County Durham
Buro Happold – Structures & M&E
Alistair W Baldwin Associate - Landscape
The site lies outside the built up area of Whickham, County Durham but in the green belt, formerly part of the Gibside estate.
Five acres of unused field with an existing quarry, it is a dramatic site set high on a ridge with commanding views over the adjacent countryside.
The proposals demonstrate a deep appreciation of the beauty of the landscape and create a truly memorable and deferential statement about the landscape setting.
Taking a leaf as the concept strategy, the house comprises a gently undulating form lying over the landscape - a vision of aspiration and creativity. The house will be built using the very latest technologies in sustainable best practice and built to Lifetime Homes standards.