A unique project to build one of three homes in the Grade II listed Aynhoe Park. AYN2 has two-storeys set out in a Y shape to maximise views out onto the 24 acres of listed parkland.
Of Light Studio,
To achieve the large open plan internal spaces and cantilevering section at first floor, the structure is formed using a steel frame with concrete floors. We developed a solution to enable a 10m wide glazed opening at ground floor to be column-free while working within the constraints of a 300mm deep structural floor zone.
The lower storey uses steel and concrete and the upper storey uses Modern Methods of Construction in the form of lightweight prefabricated wall and roof panels which were constructed offsite and craned into position. This lightweight structural solution minimised foundation requirements and overall saved our client money and reduced time on site, all while achieving the architectural vision.
Many protected and ancient trees are located within close proximity and so coordination with arboriculturists and landscape architects has been required, particularly with regards to our SuDS and soakaway drainage design.