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Cooke House

Figura built this house in 1982 as part of a farmyard conversion scheme. Figura was recently asked to extend it in a way appropriate to the 21st century.

The clients requested an overtly contemporary building, which, at the same time, blended in with the original development.

The extension is constructed to the highest level of energy conservation, while maximising contact with the terrace, garden and the views beyond.

The super-insulated roof is covered in recycled zinc with a lifespan measured in centuries. It is supported by trusses made from galvanised steel, wire rope and polished stainless steel yacht fittings.

This steel structure creates a light and airy contemporary interior and the glazed ridge brings sun into the building all day long, in spite of the glass wall and views being to the North.

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