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Les Bardeaux House, Guernsey

Renovated Family Home in Channel Islands: design by Jamie Falla Architecture

13 Oct 2014

Les Bardeaux in Guernsey Home

Location: Guernsey, UK

Design: Jamie Falla Architecture

Renovated Property in the Channel Islands

Les Bardeaux has been conceived as an open plan family home set within a small woodland in Guernsey. A collection of pitched-roofed volumes arranged around a courtyard garden.

Les Bardeaux

The house draws heavily on the character of local buildings. It uses the existing natural site conditions and latest environmentally efficient components and materials, as a model sustainable project for the future.

Whilst taking into account the location, it attempts to develop a new language, which reinterprets traditional forms and materials in a contemporary way. The house has been placed to take full advantage of the early morning sun and evening light. Its low maintenance adaptable design has been future proofed to allow its open plan four bedroom design to remain flexible in the long-term.

The aim was to create a contemporary home, filled with light and space but yet still fitting into its rural environment. The L shape plan creates privacy as the living spaces and bedrooms open up to a protected, sunny courtyard. The choice of cedar shingle as the predominant cladding material allows the building to blend with the numerous pine trees, which enclose the site. The form of the building is relatively traditional but precise detailing conveys the high quality of materials and craftsmanship. Each material used within the building was selected for its environmental credentials. The building features high levels of insulation, air source heat pump and whole house ventilation system making it a highly energy efficient home.

Les Bardeaux House – Building Information

Location: Guernsey
Architect: Jamie Falla Architecture
Client: Private
Commencement: 2009 ; Completion 2011
Contract Value: £0.6m

Les Bardeaux

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Location: Guernsey, The Channel Islands, UK

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