Clock House Gardens by Stockwool in Hertfordshire, England
assignment: Clock house GardensArchitects: StockwoolLocation: Welwyn, Hertfordshire, EnglandArea: 46,080 sq.ftPhotographs by: Morley von Sternberg
Stockwool have designed and completed a housing scheme as a part of the growing London scheme.The £7 million scheme is positioned on the threshold of the village of Welwyn in Hertfordshire, England and it spans across forty six,080 rectangular toes.The Clock house Gardens venture as it's miles referred to as, transforms an vintage motel site right into a residential network that consists of 50 new homes contained inside more than one and 3 story homes.
Clock residence Gardens transforms a derelict hotel web site into an intimate community of fifty new homes inside five two and three-storey homes that integrate brickwork with timber cladding and together create a valuable shared courtyard.
The layout solution spoke back to the site’s very particular context of the A1(M) highway on one facet and dense forest on the alternative. The concept — a contemporary tackle a walled village — became informed by means of the particular aggregate of city and rural surroundings and sought to lessen noise and pollutants from the toll road.
Deep reveals and projected windows create a richness inside the elevations and this first rate aesthetic makes the scheme a unique yet sensitive addition to the constructed fabric of Welwyn. Clock residence Gardens is a completely flatted improvement, redressing a previous small domestic shortfall in Welwyn.
Key to its achievement is the cautious layering of building shape: the remedy responds to the harsher surroundings on the threshold of the website online with strong brickwork, in which a softer treatment of timber and glazing is carried out somewhere else to reply to the woodland beyond. All homes are dual-factor to maximize at the terrific surrounding views.
an intensive landscaping approach introduces planting and greenery returned to the web site with the neighbouring lush woodland brought into the improvement through the large central courtyard space.