Queensmead Court


Private client


Winscombe, Somerset


Proposed contemporary dwelling

Commissioned by a private client, Queensmead Court is located within the Mendip Hills, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in North Somerset.

The ethos behind the design was to provide a large family home that assimilates into the open landscape setting by way of its design, materials and orientation. With the site sitting outside of the local development boundary, implementing a sympathetic and integrated landscaping approach was extremely important to the design.

This has been achieved by creating a building of an irregular plan shape with a sweeping Meadow Grass Roof that anchors the building into the topography. Environmental credentials and sustainable materials are at the forefront of the building design, creating a family dwelling that is efficient to run in all climate scenarios as well as integral to the landscape.