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Strawberry Hill in Hampshire

24 October 2023

Design: OB Architecture

Location: Hampshire, South of England, UK

Strawberry Hill, Hampshire, England

Images from OB Architecture

Strawberrry Hill, South England

This week, OB Architecture unveiled their latest project Strawberry Hill, a comprehensive refurbishment of an entire residence in the serene Hampshire countryside. This ambitious project was undertaken in response to the client’s aspiration for a complete rejuvenation of the property.

Strawberry Hill, Hampshire, England

After more than three decades in Hong Kong, the client had chosen the British countryside as their new haven. With studios in London, Winchester, and Chamonix, OB Architecture is renowned for its ability to harmoniously blend creativity with contemporary innovation, crafting residences that meet the demands of 21st-century living.

Strawberry Hill, Hampshire, England

The focal point of this transformation is a striking circular GluLam timber structure designed in collaboration with Buckland Timber, replacing a dated 80s steel-framed conservatory. The original structure lacked modern comforts and thermal efficiency, necessitating a comprehensive overhaul. The alterations were meticulously calibrated to harmonise with the existing house’s proportions, seamlessly integrating with the traditional rural architecture while introducing subtle contemporary details, as per the client’s wish for a modern and playful living space. The end result is a captivating contemporary space boasting 270-degree views of the garden, tennis court, and the idyllic Hampshire countryside. The circular form elegantly mirrors the terrace at the opposite end of the property, creating visual symmetry and cohesion.

Strawberry Hill, Hampshire, England

In response to the client’s brief, OB also redesigned the entrance, through to the open-plan modernised kitchen, living, and dining area, and further into the new garden room. On the lower ground floor, the spa and pool area underwent a modernisation process, with the addition of expansive plate windows that afford captivating views both in and out of the pool. A cinema and games room were also nestled deep into the plan of the lower ground floor. Throughout the project, a strong emphasis was placed on eco-conscious design elements. Toby Wincer, Director at OB Architects, explains, “We deliberately opted for a GluLam timber frame to replace the existing conservatory, not only for its sustainability but also its cost-effectiveness, as opposed to more commonly used steel, aluminium, or UPVC structures. Automated roof lights were then installed to facilitate passive ventilation.”

Strawberry Hill, Hampshire, England

The interior decoration was entrusted to Wilson Martin Interiors, who collaborated closely with OB Architecture and the client to devise a scheme in perfect harmony with the building’s character and architectural vision. The Strawberry Hill project stands as a testament to OB Architecture’s prowess in seamlessly merging modern design with the charm of rural surroundings.

Strawberry Hill, Hampshire, England

The decision to utilize a GluLam timber frame showcases a thoughtful approach to sustainability, while the inclusion of automated roof lights demonstrates a commitment to energy-efficient solutions. The involvement of Wilson Martin Interiors further underscores the project’s comprehensive and unified design approach, resulting in a distinctive and inviting living space for the client.

Strawberry Hill, Hampshire, England – Project Information

Architect practice: OB Architecture –
Interior Design: Wilson Martin Interiors

Strawberry Hill, Hampshire, England

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Location: Hampshire, southern England, UK

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