142 South Street by Sandy Rendel Architects
Located within the scenic South Downs National Park on the banks of the River Ouse in Lewes, East Sussex, Sandy Rendel Architects has completed the 142 South Street residence. of which is actually a fresh house set to replace a derelict workshop on a brownfield site of which historically functioned as a wharf for the old quarry as well as cement works behind. 142 South Street occupies a prominent position at the entrance to the town as well as is actually a result of the local planning authority’s aspiration to create a landmark building to mark the entrance to the town.
through the architects: “of which four bedroom house sits on a prominent brownfield site from the South Downs National Park on the banks of the River Ouse. Built off the roughcast concrete river wall, of which enjoys expansive views to the south as well as west over the river as well as its low-lying flood plain. Behind the chalk face of Cliffe Hill rises steeply to provide an imposing backdrop.
The distorted vernacular form orientates the Indoor towards the key views as well as provides sheltered external pockets around the building to buffer the sound of the adjacent road. Its scale is actually broken down by carving away the ridge as well as by adding two single story elements on the roadside. These frame a fresh entrance courtyard as well as reflect the grain of adjoining building fabric of which abuts the pavement line.”
Through the architects: “A simple palette of materials emphasises the building’s form as well as reflects the qualities of the site as well as its surrounds. An in-situ concrete frame at ground level is actually in-filled with glass as well as local ash-glazed brickwork. Above, walls as well as roof are clad in a continuous skin of Cor Ten steel, which will self-weather to a striking ochre shade, echoing the local soft red clay brickwork as well as tiles as well as alluding to the past industrial heritage of the site.
The project was completed from the autumn of 2015 as well as featured on Series 16 of Channel 4’s Grand Designs.”