The brief was to design a new energy efficient, low maintenance house filled with natural light for a couple and their extended family when they visit. The Longis View house is orientated to maximise the spectacular coastal views to the south of the site whilst retaining the sense of intimacy, set slightly into the hillside to the north.
SOUP architects was founded by Patrick Walls, Jamie Le Gallez and Max Babbé. Most of the projects designed by the practice are private commissions for distinguished clients and each project seeks to evolve their architectural and environmental sensitivity. Their design approach is mindful and sensitive to the visions of their client and the exclusive qualities of each location. With an ever changing changing approach to the constantly advancing world, SOUP seeks to deliver high quality architecture that is rooted in the economic, ecological and social organisation. Their instinctive take on their projects allows them to constantly challenge the limits of the brief constraints from the idea generation stage to the execution stage.
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The original house was a timber framed Colt House (see info below) extended by a previous owner with a two-storey brick addition in the 1990’s. The site is approximately a mile inland from the Suffolk Coast and surrounded by a number of individual residential properties set within generous well-established landscaped plots.
We were asked to look at renovating and extending an existing 4-bedroom house on a long north/south axis site in Surrey. The existing house had a very poor connection to a fantastic rear garden. The plot is on the bend of the road and makes the Oatlands Close house sit at an angle to the long rear garden, which for us created an interesting dynamic and great opportunity.
The Broombank House is set into the banks of the sloped site and accessed via a single-track lane that arrives into a sunken entrance courtyard, offering glimpses of the views beyond. The brief from our client was to create a relaxed contemporary house within a reconsidered, ‘natural’ landscape that blurred the site boundaries to its neighbours and adjoining marshland.