Floating House

Contemporary Extension

Poole, Dorset

The key design driver for the project was to create a simple but contemporary extension that responded to the existing dramatic topography in the property’s rear garden. The concept was to provide a single elegant form, cantilevering out into the tree canopies and over the landscape. Conceived as a house within the tree canopies the extension is clad in sweet chestnut which enhances the relationship to the surrounding mature trees. Large sliding glass panels link the inside spaces to its unique environment. Internally the design successfully resolves the Client’s brief to provide an open plan and fluid layout, that subtly defines distinct living and dining areas. The scheme was completed in April 2016

modern family house with open plan kitchen and large glazing which opens to garden in the floating house
timber cladding and decking with large sliding windows connecting to a modern open plan kitchen
large modern family living room with artificial fireplace and large sliding doors connecting to garden

Testimonial

‘The initial design captured the essence of what we wanted immediately and needed very few refinements. The vision our architect demonstrated in working with a very difficult, steeply sloping garden was remarkable and the end result is elegant and refined, delivering way more than we had hoped. The entire project was expertly handled and a joy to be a part of.’ – Client

white and grey modern open plan kitchen design with an island and hanging lights and large sliding doors to garden
large modern open plan kitchen with island and hanging lights and large sliding doors to garden and a feature painted wall
grey modern open plan kitchen with island and hanging lights and some wood in the floating house