Irregularly-Shaped Wedge House Maximizing Views in Surrey, England
Located in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, this imposing home by Soup Architects showcases an original look. According to the project developers, “the design uses the irregular shape of the existing garden to tuck the proposed house into an unassuming triangular pocket to the side of the garden that maintains long views from the main house. The proposed house is orientated to minimize overlooking to/from an apartment development to the East and maximizes afternoon and evening sun by being orientated West”. Large enough to accommodate three family generations, the Wedge House provides a variety of informal gathering spaces.
Sustainable features were not left out: A highly insulated building fabric together with an integrated Heat Recovery Ventilation System ensures the demand for internal space heating is kept to a minimum. Solar water panels provide most of the hot water demand and a fully integrated rain-water harvester contributes to cold water supply. A warm material richness adapts the residence to its surrounding, in terms of both function and aesthetics.