Replacement riverside home concept
OCRA have been commissioned to look at options for a replacement dwelling on a site adjacent the River Thames. The co-habiting option looks to develop a house type that will allow for five family groups to live independently under one roof whilst still providing shared spaces for all the family to enjoy together. The form(s) have been purposefully designed to be evidently independent, yet linked via a glass walkway. We have celebrated the independent units, and it helps to break down the mass of one large building and zone different spaces separately, and visually.
The current house is situated within the Hedsor Road and Riversdale Conservation Area (HRRCA), and also lies within Flood Zone 3 as per Environment Agency mapping data. The proposal considers the impact of demolition and replacement, as, as per the Riversdale & Hedsor Road Conservation Area Appraisal, “Strangers is the most prominent building along the river frontage of the conservation area” and while not listed has been deemed of local significance.
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