Chance de Silva has created new opportunities for multi-generational living in an Oxfordshire village.
The project comprises two new eco-houses designed for the family. It is an example of sustainable rural infill which highlights the potential to increase village populations without recourse to suburban-edge housing estates.
The timber-clad eco-homes – slotted into an existing garden amongst mature trees – create possibilities for different generations to live together in a sustainable way.
The houses – old and new – face onto a shared green space. The walls and roof in the new houses are timber-framed and clad with heat pumps and solar panels. Aesthetically, the two houses are simple pitched roof volumes with natural larch cladding. The design is influenced by the village's character and mixes traditional techniques and modern elements.
Architect: Chance de Silva
Project: Eynsham Eco-homes