Caring Wood, Kent

In 2010 we were appointed to provide Structural and Civil Engineering services on this project. After a protracted planning process our client gained permission to build a unique single house with support buildings, new site roads and extensive landscaping of the site. The house is built into a tall and steep bank. The lower levels are formed in reinforced concrete and form a substantial plinth for the subsequent construction of the house superstructure. The superstructure is formed from Cross-Laminated Timber panels, the geometry of which was defined within a complex 3D model. The house sits within extensive grounds. Our Civil Engineering team designed the access roads, major earthworks, and drainage systems across the site. As part of the latter we designed a series of landscaped ponds.

Completed 2016.

Macdonald Wright Architects and Rural Office for Architecture


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