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Hoist House

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Ashworth Parkes Architects
location Cambridge
function private house
contributed by ashworth

The brief from the clients called for the construction of a new double garage adjoining their existing flat roofed 1960s house. It was to have a mechanical hoist that would extend up to 2 metres to allow them to work comfortably beneath their collection of vintage vehicles. They also requested that it would provide them a 'granny flat' that would allow elderly relatives to stay at length in the future, whilst retaining a degree of independence and separation. The architects proposal was to create a solution that would try minimise the apparent height and footprint of the new build elements, would enclose the disparate functions within one architectural entity, and would still remain subservient to the main house. The strange roof scape needed to incorporate the various functions next to the main house was concealed from the ground behind deep cantilevered eaves that give shade to the deck that runs round the building. The roof has been planted with a semi intensive planting scheme.

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Hoist House
Wilberforce Road 3
United Kingdom
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Completion 3- 2012
Floor area/size 140 m2
Cost € 180,-
ArchitectAshworth Parkes Architects
structural engineerGawn Associates
Client Private
Project ID 9950
Latitude/Longitude 52°12'36N 00°05'60E
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