Glass Villa on the lake, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

Glass Villa on the lake, Lechlade, The Lakes by Yoo Gloucestershire Architecture

Glass Villa on the lake, Lechlade

The Lakes by Yoo Property Development in West England, UK – design by Mecanoo architecten

3 Jan 2019

Glass Villa on the lake, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

Location: The Lakes by Yoo, Gloucestershire, South West England, UK

Design: Mecanoo architecten

Glass Villa on the lake, Lechlade

The guiding design principle was to create a house that combines transparency with sustainability, forging a strong relationship between the villa and the landscape.

Photos below by Blue Sky Images.:

Glass Villa on the lake, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

Glass Villa on the lake, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

Glass Villa on the lake, Lechlade, Gloucestershire

The harmony between landscape and interior, architecture and nature, was a key design determinant, particularly regarding sight lines, materials, colours, and lighting. The house is designed from inside out, creating uninterrupted views to the surrounding nature while providing shelter and intimacy. All these aspects work together to ensure the house’s sense of timelessness.

Photos below by mariashot.photo:

Lechlade house in Gloucestershire property by Mecanoo

Lechlade house in Gloucestershire property by Mecanoo

Oasis

The villa is situated in The Lakes by Yoo, with a green oasis of trees and plants that hide the house from view. Water plants along the water line alternate with stepping stones that lead to other parts of the garden. On the water side, the villa has an optimal view over the lake.

Lechlade house in Gloucestershire property by Mecanoo

Lechlade house in Gloucestershire property by Mecanoo

Lechlade house in Gloucestershire property by Mecanoo

Terraces on two different levels connect the villa to both the land and the water, anchoring the house in nature and giving it a welcoming presence. Glass corner windows in the living room, kitchen and other rooms, make the residents feel like they live on the water. Between the house and the adjacent plot, a hilly finger of land with tall trees ensures privacy.

Lechlade home in Gloucestershire residence by Mecanoo architecten

Lechlade home in Gloucestershire residence by Mecanoo architecten

By curving the bridge that connects the villa to the main road, the row of trees remains intact. This further increases the sense of privacy and blocks disturbing lights from the traffic.

Lechlade home in Gloucestershire residence by Mecanoo architecten

Lechlade home in Gloucestershire residence by Mecanoo architecten

Panoramic view

Interior elements such as the fireplace and storage cupboards, divide the house into different places, creating more intimate and private areas within the large transparent volume.

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In the heart of the house, a full-height void connects all levels and creates another series of diagonal and vertical sight lines. The staircase sews all the rooms together into one interior space. The central atrium brings abundant daylight into the sunken basement and connects the interior to the roof terrace. From the roof terrace, one can enjoy panoramic views as if floating quietly over the expanse of the lake.

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New Property in Lechlade, Gloucestershire – Building Information

Programme: 600 m2 three-storey house with one level below water with cinema, games/bar area, wellness/spa area, 80 m2 roof terrace and 176 m2 ground floor terrace.

Design: 2015-2016

Realisation: 2016-2018

Client: private

Development: Boheme Development S.L.

Concept design: Mecanoo architecten

Developed architectural design: Arquitectura y Ordenación Urbana S.L. AOU SL

Structural engineer: Fernando Sarria

Engineering: INARQ S.L.

Lechlade home Gloucestershire residence by Mecanoo architecten

Property location: The Lakes by Yoo, Lechlade, Gloucestershire
Web: www.thelakesbyyoo.com

Lechlade home Gloucestershire residence by Mecanoo architecten

Images: mariashot.photo and Blue Sky Images.

Glass Villa on the lake, Lechlade, Gloucestershire information / images from Grant Associates

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