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Lakeside homes, South Cerney

Following the success of earlier development phases, outline proposals were prepared to explore the development potential of one of the smaller remaining parcel at The Mallards, South Cerney. The site which was identified in the extant approved master plan as appropriate for a contemporary housing solution, benefited from spectacular views across the lake and the enhanced setting created by the water and the adjacent woodland. Following a thorough analysis of the site, a long narrow house typology was developed to respond to the sites physical constraints and to form a positive relationship with the water's edge, thus enabling an intermittent building line allowing planting to surround the new structures and glimpses to and from the water and the woodland. A holistic approach to spatial arrangement was taken that challenged the conventional house-garden relationship by considering the function and privacy of internal and external spaces simultaneously, offering an immediate sense of connection with the surrounding landscape from within.