Set over three floors, Darling House has created a 3-bedroom family home which exceeds the client’s brief. The building fills the footprint of the compact site and is a realisation of a complex design process to create flexible and beautiful living spaces within the constraints.
The structure consists of a single storey basement box, formed with contiguous piles and a liner wall following the tight irregular site boundary footprint to maximise the basement footprint. Above ground, the structure changes to a mix of steelwork, masonry, composite deck floors along with glass floor infill’s to allow light to enter the basement. Glulam frames were used at first floor level to form the curved roof / wall.
Lyons O’Neill worked with the Architect on some challenging structural details between a range of different materials, to give the client exactly what they were looking for. Lyons O’Neill also designed the below ground drainage for this project.
Darling House has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious SBID International Design Awards 2018 – Residential House Under £1M.