“Meadowview” is an unlikely name for a modern house located on the edge of a ribbon development in Bedfordshire, UK. Look closer, and you’ll understand.
Situated on a plot of land overlooking a housing development on one side and arable fields on the other, this house by London architecture firm Platform 5 was designed to create a transition between domestic and agricultural environments through a combination of different landscapes and viewing platforms. And the hovering chestnut box? It’s for viewing the meadow, of course.
Images via Platform 5.
Above: The house incorporates sustainable technologies such as rainwater recycling and a ventilation system with heat recovery. Using materials like stone floors and masonry walls, the house also has a high thermal mass which balances out external temperature fluctuations.
Above: The rear garden features a mix of long grasses and paving tiles. An area of the garden beyond is used for food production in raised beds, providing all of the household’s fruit and vegetables during the summer.
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