We are about to share what our project operations manager, Dan describes as ‘THE’ perfect project – an example of a Paragraph 79 project in Cornwall. Read on to find out why!
As a paragraph 79 project, Kea House is aspiring to be a building of exceptional architectural merit – we definitely think it achieves this status. Architects, Squirrel Design have imagined an extraordinary angular design for this residential dwelling, with texture and tones that cleverly complement its surroundings, despite being futuristic in style.
The washed timber boarding at varying 45 degree angles, natural slate roof tiles, anthracite window casements and corrugated panels to break up the timber elections are some of the elements that forge its identity. The detail we liked the most was the dark metal brise soleils which act as ‘eyebrows’ to each window, cleverly allowing light to pass through to create geometric forms as the sun enters through the windows – it’s as if it was planned!
In partnership, landscape architects Redbay Design have designed this unique building to work within its environment, sitting on a Cornish bank, soft vegetation is orchestrated to overlap the boundary between the ground and the building. The result is a perfectly nestled building sitting elegantly in its landscape. This is where James, our newly promoted Landscape Specialist at Archilime, comes in!
James was in his element in this project because his skill and attention to close details of planting sets, complex topography and stonewall hardscaping is second to none. He worked closely with Nick at Redbay Design to bring his sketches, precedent images and impressive landscaping document to life – it was this combined relationship that produced this incredible collection of CGIs. Dan comments, ‘that in all of my years in this industry, I have never seen anyone landscape using SketchUp & V-Ray to the level that James does.’ – it is this skill that makes it hard to believe that this vegetation is all computer generated!
So why did Dan think it was the perfect project?
‘Being the modeller on this project, the complexity of the design made it a welcome challenge, because there is not a right-angle in sight– it helped to refine my modelling techniques.
The project was the perfect collaboration between client, CGI artist, architects and landscape architect and it was the expertise and trust from each that made this a delight to work on with powerful results.
Paul, the client facilitated this outcome by having faith in the process that allowed this magic to happen, allowing us to push the boundaries of our respective fields – for this, we would like to thank him greatly.
Alex (Squirrel Design) really thinks outside of the box, and his design pushed us in ways which we simply do not encounter with every project – we like to be tested!
Nick and his team are used to working with us, and there is a level of trust between us that always facilitates a smooth and constructive working relationship – regardless of the complexity of his impressive designs! A job well-done all round’!
Check out more images on our portfolio of this superb Paragraph 79 example in Cornwall