Hills Road, Cambridge

This was a tight site with lots of constraints. A number of trees with preservation orders imposed limits on the size of the building we could construct.

Specifying zinc enabled us to have a much shallower pitch for the roof, which overcame height restrictions. A glazed screen connects the attractive landscaped courtyard garden with the highly contemporary interior.

The curved living room ceiling follows the profile of the zinc roof and high windows flood the interior with light and provide distant views of sky and trees.