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Holyport Berkshire by Foggo & Thomas

Posted By Merilin On March 7, 2016 @ 12:30 AM In Architecture | No Comments

This single-storey house, located on a small private estate in the heart of the sought-after Berkshire village of Holyport, is one of a group of three of the most notable 20th century architect-designed residences in the UK. Originally designed in the early 1960s by Peter Foggo and David Thomas, the house is of steel frame construction with the structure clearly expressed both inside and out. Standing on eight pilotis almost one metre above the grounds, the strong horizontal planes of floor and roof-line are emphasised by the exceptional transparency of the elevations, a result of the remarkable 60%-40% glass to wall ratio.

The house has undergone an extensive programme of restoration and extension since being purchased by the current owners in 2009. Great care has been taken to preserve the integrity and forward thinking nature of the original, influential design whilst also significantly improving the energy efficiency of the building. A deliberately disciplined palette of materials – restricted to granite, maple, linoleum, stainless steel, western red cedar and painted plaster- has been employed both internally and externally.

Holyport Berkshire, by Foggo & Thomas, at The Modern House [1]


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