Flat-Packed Panels Home in the Countryside Near Oxford, England

Flat-Packed Panels Home in the Countryside Near Oxford, England 1

Adrian James Architects have designed Sandpath, a flat-packed panels home in the countryside near Oxford, England.

Description by Adrian James Architects : The budget was tight so the house is really simple: a clean cuboid form with no frills, assembled from a flat pack of structural insulated timber panels.

Flat-Packed Panels Home in the Countryside Near Oxford, England 2

The drama is focused in three areas which give the house its lift: the cantilever at the front so the house hangs out, the huge opening onto the garden (which did require a big steel in the timber frame) and the delicate folded plate stair whose lightness adds finesse to the open plan interior.

Flat-Packed Panels Home in the Countryside Near Oxford, England 3

This house shows how a challenging budget can be turned into an opportunity: the necessary simplicity makes for purity and clarity.

Architects: Adrian James Architects
Photos by David Fisher

Flat-Packed Panels Home in the Countryside Near Oxford, England 4

Flat-Packed Panels Home in the Countryside Near Oxford, England 5

Flat-Packed Panels Home in the Countryside Near Oxford, England 7

Flat-Packed Panels Home in the Countryside Near Oxford (7)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Home in Little Italy / Audax Architecture

One unique feature that separates The Home in Little Italy from other Audax projects is the fact that it is the home of the firm’s principal, Gianpiero Pugliese. Married with two children, Gianpiero and his wife began to look for something different from the standard Toronto house when searching for a new home to meet their growing family’s needs.

Meadow View House – High Performance, Zero Energy Ready

Designed by Atmosphere Design Build architect Jeff Adams for himself and his family, this energy-efficient house balances steep, panoramic views of meadow and oak woodland to the east, north, and west with appropriate southern orientation for passive solar design and daylighting.

Cornwall Park House – Renovation of a 50’s Flat Roof Bungalow

Cornwall Park House is a project recently completed by New Zealand studio Bossley Architects. Description by Bossley Architects: This was the renovation of a 50’s flat...

Thompson Lake House in Idaho / Cushing Terrell

A private retreat of wood, glass, and concrete that glows like a jewelbox on the lake. The owners envisioned a family oasis that could be restful and serene yet open and welcoming, and capable of entertaining large gatherings.

Dalarna House in Sweden by Dive Architects

The Dalarna house was specifically situated along a north to south axis so that the homeowners can have the morning sun at breakfast and, as the day goes on, enjoy the sunset from the master bedroom. The construction uses timber framing built on a concrete floor slab and is clad in pine treated with a traditional timber preservative.

Brutalist-Inspired Concrete House in Sao Paulo by UNA Arquitetos

A Brutalist-inspired house designed for a particular family, even when one always creates a project suitable to anyone. Tending to be more feminine than masculine, the house embraces a 50-year-old fruit tree (a Jabuticabeira) at the center of the plot.