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Lowfield Green

Client: City of York Council
Builder: Wates Group
Architect: BDP Architects

The site, consisting of a double garage and courtyard, was opposite St Olave’s church, adjacent to listed buildings and within a conservation area. 

The proposals provide a minimalist contemporary house, within the confines of a narrow site. Three open courtyards provide light, space and natural ventilation.

Handmade brick with a lime mortar form the walls, with a sedum covering to the roof to mitigate the loss of green space. Anthracite zinc minimises the visual impact of the roof. Concrete floor tiles and an exposed brick garden wall remind one of previous usage. Local green oak creates the cloister.

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