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New affordable housing to rehabilitate this unique dual aspect site developed as four contemporary design apartments that bridge Culford Road and Ardleigh Road. The Dray House is a three storey complimentary addition to the conservation area, clad in Portland Stone, a modest and unassuming contemporary addition to contrast the white stucco render on the nearby Scolt Head public house without dominating the important historic street views. 


Comfort is designed-in and includes energy efficient passive cooling / heating systems that considers the variable weather informing design of intermediary outdoor spaces that are recessed into the housing and do not project, protecting sight lines of the nearby historic public house. The sunken courtyards act as a form of ventilation, priming cool air in summer before cooling and lighting both the duplex apartments, whilst the recessed winter gardens to the top two floors also offer a degree of comfort and climate control.



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