Living Architecture: The Long House by Hopkins Architects – A New House with An Assemblage of Timber and Steel Cable-Tied Trusses

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This 2011 project is designed by Hopkins Architects for Living Architecture that has built a series of modern buildings of extraordinary architectural beauty and interest in the United Kingdom. Living Architecture: The Long House is a new house located in Norfolk, United Kingdom with 400 m² in size and designed with a graceful assemblage of timber and steel cable-tied trusses on its interior.

Design

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It is a new house inspired by the grand yet intimate flint buildings. These buildings are prevalent in the local area, drawing additional inspiration from the expansive and flat surrounding landscape including tidal rivers, marshes, and fields. Encased in an elegant enclosure of two parallel flint walls, the ground floor of the house contains two intimate outdoor spaces.

 

Floors

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The ground floor of this house is largely open-plan with dedicated areas for a dining room and large kitchen, a sitting room, gallery hall, and one of the house’s five bedrooms. With timber structural mullions, the first floor opens up and allowing for glazing wide areas to facilitate awesome views. There are also four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms on this level below the roof with standing-seam zinc on the exterior and a graceful assemblage of timber and steel cable-tied trusses on the interior.

 

Living Architecture: The Long House Gallery

 

Photography: Hopkins Architects

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