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River Dart Butterfly Roof House


Designer: Guilfoyle Architecture & Interiors
Site Manager: Simon Curling

The semi-detached 1930s houses have been demolished to make way for this striking three storey dwelling overlooking the River Dart. Cleverly set into the landscape, with the roof design reflecting the river valley, only a single storey will be visible from the entry fa├žade. The entrance will be aligned with the main staircase, forming an 'architectural promenade' through the house which will give clients a sweeping view of the sky, river and landscape.
Designed to be highly sustainable, the spectacular butterfly roof will collect rainwater for re-use, whilst solar thermal and photovoltaic panels, combined with an air source heat pump, will provide heating and hot water.

The house will be constructed with a mixture of traditional blockwork to the lower ground structure, whilst the upper structure is to be constructed from highly insulated timber frame. Built into the sloping topography, this technically challenging build will work in harmony with the landscape, as if growing from it, rather than sitting on it.


     twitter Back from a site meeting at our Bovey Tracey refurbishment project. This has been an exciting job which will look stunning when completed.
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