Tate Harmer

Tate Harmer



Charred House

This project is a new-build house set in the grounds of a listed building in Suffolk. In discussion with the local planning department, we designed the new house to be sympathetic with the agricultural buildings in the surrounding Conservation Area.

The varied roof profile, charred larch cladding and sedum roof provide a ‘pared back’ and sculptural interpretation of this aesthetic. Super-insulation, triple glazing and mechanical ventilation heat recovery provide an energy efficient building, whilst an air source heat pump and solar thermal panels ensure that there is a renewable heat source.

This project was highly commended in the UK Property Awards, one-off house category, and won a Suffolk Coastal, Quality of Place award in 2015.

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Status: Built
Location: Suffolk, UK
Firm Role: Architect