The Gatehouse, Seaton Heights, Devon

This proposed development of deck houses will reduce the amount of hard and impermeable surface currently on site, with each building bearing a ‘green roof’, covered in local soil and crushed brick, allowing wild flowers to flourish. The project will offer holiday homes, each with their own stunning view across Seaton Valley, but the concept aims to strengthen the rural quality of the site and the existing natural habitat, by allowing a meadow to grow on unhindered. To achieve this, the houses would be arranged in tiered positions on the sloping site, meaning the footprint of the meadow displaced by each building is largely resupplied at roof level.
2015 / Feasibility Study