CLOSER LOOK The first sketch de­sign


The ini­tial de­signs for any self build project should be a start­ing point for dis­cus­sion and re­fine­ment. Here’s a quick look at the key fea­tures of the first de­sign we saw:

Eaves over­hangs pro­vide an el­e­ment of so­lar con­trol A mix of claddings adds warmth and tex­ture Over­hang for shel­ter whilst open­ing the front door Apex glaz­ing to max­imise nat­u­ral light Cor­ner glaz­ing en­abled by ICF, en­hanc­ing views and so­lar gain at the south-fac­ing fa­cade Full bal­cony at side el­e­va­tion Ex­ter­nal ac­cess to hab­it­able base­ment

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