At MLA Architecture & Development, we embarked on a captivating project where our clients envisioned a rural cottage transformed into a contemporary eco-house, embracing the expansive vistas of the open countryside.
Our innovative approach involved the addition of a sleek lightweight first-floor extension, seamlessly integrated with the existing structure. This addition became the canvas for a spacious, modern open-plan living area, adorned with expansive glazing. Positioned strategically, these windows frame the breathtaking views, inviting the natural beauty indoors.
On the ground level, the eco-house unfolds with elegantly designed bedrooms, each boasting private terraces to the south, inviting the outdoors in.
Environmental consciousness guided our strategies: a solar PV south-facing roof plane, air-source heat pumps, harnessing solar gain in the thermal mass of the first-floor plate, greywater harvesting, a flourishing wildflower meadow, passive house airtightness and insulating values, triple glazing, and smart house controls, all harmoniously coalesce to elevate the eco-friendly quotient of this dwelling.
The result? A harmonious blend of contemporary living and ecological mindfulness, encapsulated in a dwelling that not only captivates the eye but also speaks to the heart of sustainable living.
Dreaming of your own bespoke project that merges innovation with nature? Let’s transform your vision into a reality. Reach out to us via our contact page and embark on your architectural journey today.