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Paragraph 55 / Para 79

Final Architectural Design
Hux Shard Wireframe Render

This section outlines the core design drivers and how they have been influential in the development of the concept to a final design.


Proposed South Elevation

Based on the final design, the above rendering / montage provides a conceptual view of the southern elevation. The wall panels would be clad externally with zinc, it offers a homogenous finish with crisp corner details.


Proposed North Elevation

A conceptual view of the northern elevation. Glazing would be triple pane with the supporting framework concealed behind the external cladding to give a frameless feature.

The proposed planning application is to be made under part four of Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Plan Views

Accurate drawings were produced indicating the position of the rooms, planting scheme, immediate landscaping and the roof layout.

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Existing & Proposed Ridge

The architects created a montage to simulate the building’s position in the landscape with additional planting and shielding.

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On entering the site the immediate experience is that of a sculpture in a planted landscape setting. Vehicles are not visible because they are positioned below ground. The topography, tree planting and building shape provide shelter from the wind and other elements.

The entrance door comes into view as the visitor travels further into the site and is the welcoming introduction to the dwelling within the sculpture. Light and shade play a big part in the sculptural form alongside low reflective materials.