Gallery House project by Platform 5 Architects will be a four-bedroom family home set in a large woodland clearing on the outskirts of St Albans.
Influenced by local vernacular agricultural buildings, the house is designed as a loose arrangement of rectangular forms to create a series of layers, courtyards and walkways forming living spaces surrounded by art and nature.
A series of brick columns will support an external galleried walkway around the perimeter of the house, at focal points there are “covered external rooms” that provide shelter whilst maintaining a strong connection with the woodland setting. Above, a timber-clad first floor will be arranged as an informal composition of overlapping roofs and terraces offering long views over the landscape.
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