Back to space for living: rural  


Set on a steeply sloping site on the Cotswold escarpment ‘Landscape’ is an imposing contemporary dwelling overlooking Cheltenham. The brief was for a large house to include all the luxury trimmings; gym, cinema, wine cellar, swimming pool, nanny’s accommodation, tennis court, etc. Located in the AONB, the property also needed to respond to the natural topography of the site. The dwelling was designed as a series of three stepped plan forms which are cut into the hillside and overlap one another which, as well as reducing the visible mass of the building, provides large terraces for the internal spaces to spill out onto when the glazed walls are folded back.