Planning has been submitted for a new country house in the Wiltshire countryside, situated between the wooded greensand ridge and extensive agricultural pastures. The site is rich with clay and was formerly used as a brickworks, comprising of a series of low lying linear structures. The design for Brickyard harks back to this fragmented form, continuing the language of pitched roofs, low eaves and predominately single storey buildings. This vernacular has formed a strong relationship between rooms, sheltered courtyards and the rolling landscape beyond.
Rammed earth walls have been proposed as the predominant load bearing structure, making use of recycled masonry from the buildings on site. The thick earth walls have a high thermal mass and will be decorated with brickwork for strength.
Model by the wonderful Thomas Goodey.