|Client:||Mr and Mrs Kirby|
|Construction:||Insulated Concrete Form (ICF)|
|Team||Dan Town, Mark Bouch|
OSG Architecture were approached by a Mr and Mrs Kirby, who had outline permission for a new dwelling on their plot of land in Challock, near Ashford.
We were asked to develop a design for a new family home. The client wanted to use a modern method of construction for the dwelling – insulated concrete form (ICF). This is a system of formwork for reinforced concrete, usually made with rigid thermal insulation that stays in place as a permanent interior and exterior substrate for walls.
We developed an internal design featuring large open-plan spaces that could be used as flexible living areas. The ICF system lends itself to this type of design. The house includes a large basement, accommodating a cinema room.
The external design, which includes a striking glazed entrance hall, complements the character of the surrounding countryside and designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.