ben adams architects elevates chiquet flood house in weybridge
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may 25, 2014
ben adams architects elevates chiquet flood house in weybridge


ben adams architects elevates chiquet flood house in weybridge
all images courtesy of ben adams architects

 

 

 

located on the banks of the thames in the town of weybridge, uk, the ‘chiquet flood house’ is elevated 2.3 meters (7.5 feet) above ground in order to negotiate the possibility of rising water levels. designed by ben adams architects, the structure replaces an existing, smaller dwelling, and provides improved living conditions for the residents. on the south side, the home’s larger volume opens toward the river through multiple elements including a large door, an expansive framed view, and a wide staircase to the shoreline.

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the building’s river facing side provides an expansive view and a wide staircase for access to the shoreline

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a large hinged door opens the dwelling to the back patio

ben adams architecture chiquet flood house designboom

the wood clad, water facing volume is pronounced compared with the white, street facing side

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ben adams architecture chiquet flood house designboom

skylights help to produce luminous interior environments

 

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 section view distinguishing the structure’s elevated ground level

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: weybridge, united kingdom
completed: june 2011
budget: £400,000

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