United Kingdom Photographs Paloma Gormley Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931730/flat-house-practice-architecture-plus-material-cultures Clipboard 2019 Flat House / Practice Architecture + Material Cultures Photographs: Oskar Proctor Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/931730/flat-house-practice-architecture-plus-material-cultures Clipboard CopyHouses•Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Save this picture!© Oskar Proctor+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Material Cultures, Practice Architecture Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architect: Flat House / Practice Architecture + Material CulturesSave this projectSaveFlat House / Practice Architecture + Material Cultures Design Team:Paloma Gormley, Oscar Cooper, Henry Stringer, Niall Gallagher, Lettice DrakeClients:Margent FarmEngineering:Jon ShanksConsultants:Salus, Will StanwixCollaborators:Material Cutlures, Oscar Cooper, Henry Stringer, Margent FarmCity:CambridgeshireCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Oskar ProctorRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Situated at Margent Farm, a rural R+D facility developing bio-plastics with hemp and flax, Flat House is a ground breaking radically low embodied carbon house. The three bedroom house was designed with the aim of prototyping pre-fabricated sustainable hemp-based construction to be applied to larger scales of house-construction. Working closely with engineers and material specialists we developed a prefabricated panel infilled with hemp grown on 20 acres of the farm. The elements were raised into place in just two days.Save this picture!© Oskar ProctorThe project has led to the establishment of Material Cultures, a research organisation which is exploring natural materials in the context of off site construction.Save this picture!© Oskar ProctorSave this picture!© Oskar ProctorThe building is comprised of a series of linked spaces that transition from a large open single glazed hot house to a double height yet intimate living space and then into two stories of sleeping accommodation. Practice Architecture worked with Margent Farm to find the site and develop the broader project and went on to develop the design for the Flat House. The new building was built within permitted development and takes the footprint of an existing barn. The collaboration extended to the creation of a brand new hemp fibre cladding product that was used for the first time on the building.Save this picture!© Oskar ProctorProject gallerySee allShow lessSwahili Dreams Apartments / Urko Sanchez ArchitectsSelected ProjectsXS House / ISASelected Projects Share Manufacturers: HG Matthews, Henry Stringer, JJ I Joists, Margent Farm, Material Cultures, Smarts ArchDaily Year: Projects CopyAbout this officePractice ArchitectureOfficeFollowMaterial CulturesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCambridgeshireOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on January 13, 2020Cite: “Flat House / Practice Architecture + Material Cultures” 13 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.