Alison Brooks Architects - Accordia Sky in Cambridge, UK Print
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The four 400sm semi-detached houses form part of a row of substantial properties that showcase the 400-unit Accordia development for Countryside Properties, currently shortlisted for the 2008 Stirling Prize.



Inspired by the array of eccentric villas along Brooklands Avenue, the houses provide a flexible open plan layout with internal spaces varying in height and orientation within the envelope defined by FCB Architects’ high density, sustainable masterplan.




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Split down the middle to create a top lit triple height atrium and stair hall, the two halves are offset to create a split level so that the living room becomes a 4.5 metre high space.


The ground floor was conceived as an open plan landscape with a sunken living room, fireplace and dining areas having large glazed areas opening onto outdoor patios and terraces.


A single curved copper roof sweeps over the top floor of the house creating a huge open plan family room, with a fireplace, rooflights and a wall of glass open to the sky.





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Project Details and Awards:


RIBA 2008 National Award Winner; Overall Winner and Medium Housebuilder Winner, 2006 Housing Design Awards; Best Housing Project of the Year, 2006 National Homebuilders Award, shortlisted for the 2008 Stirling Prize.



Client: Countryside Properties Plc
Construction commenced Spring 2005 and finished July 2006

Contract Value: £1.7million


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