Contemporary Home in AONB overlooking Dorset coastline
OCRA have been appointed to explore how the design and layout of a previously approved application for a single dwelling could be improved to optimise the way the building functions, is lived in, and its cost efficiency/buildability. The brief is not to dramatically alter the approved dwelling, but to explore and analyse how changes in layout and form will improve upon the buildability of the scheme, but also critically ensure a greater connection to the immediate and wider landscape setting.
The site is situated north-east of the town of Lyme Regis, elevated above (north of) Chippel Bay. The site benefits from far reaching southern views over uninterrupted fields and the Sea/Bay beyond.
Currently present on the site is a dilapidated stable block and an outbuilding/barn which flank the site on both the east and west sides, with access through the centre. The land in ownership continues beyond the existing buildings and forms a triangular parcel of grassland which borders a public footpath to the south-west leading off of the main Jurassic Coast Footpath.