The Woods, Woburn
Ultrabox Homes Ltd
This project provides four detached, five and six bedroomed houses set within stunning ancient woodland. These houses are the ultimate in contemporary, luxurious, sustainable, rural living. The landform has been sculpted to blend in with the surrounding landscape. The same modern open-plan living idea runs through the design of the four houses. To achieve spatial continuity between the inside and outside, the living/ dining area on the ground floor connects directly to the south facing garden and is only separated by full height glazed sliding doors. All the houses are externally clad in zinc standing seam panels and cedar cladding for a modern but well-mannered design approach to sit alongside its natural surroundings. Windows are triple glazed and biomass boilers link to the hot water and underfloor heating systems to provide a sustainable energy source to each house. The houses are qualified as zero-carbon development and achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes 2010 Level 5.