Highland Road, Portsmouth
Scale: 7 houses
Status: Under construction
A regeneration project giving new life to a contaminated former garage site and providing an appropriate use to complement the surrounding houses. Seven 3 bedroom dwellings will be built, of which 3 are detached and 4 semi-detached. All of the swellings enjoy generous private gardens and private car parking spaces.
The material palette used for the houses is that of 2 types of brick, a brown brick and a light cream stock brick as well as pigmented zinc. The materials are used in such a way to create a visual interest on the facades, that is consistent across all units, yet creates a vibrant and textured scheme. Recessed brickwork and changes in brick colour create depth and shadow, whilst the manner of materials reflect the domestic nature and scale of the development.
The scale of the buildings has been designed to ensure they fit respectfully into their surroundings.