Monday, 20 December 2010
Cedar House | By Hudson Architect
Cedar House, North Elmham, Norfolk, England. Built: 2005. A barn-like house clad entirely in cedar shingles.
HUDSON Architects’ Cedar House, a new-build private residence in Norfolk, pilots a new prototype for cost-effective new-build modern housing. It deploys innovative off-site construction, which simplifies the building process without compromising the architecture of the house.
The prefabricated timber panel floors designed in collaboration with Alan Conisbee Associates and off site construction specialists Framework CDM, are entirely cloaked in 15,000 untreated cedar shingles, a material which belies the prefabricated system beneath. The cedar reads as a dramatic sleek protective cloak, which sits harmoniously with its countryside surroundings.