Incurvo, Goring, United Kingdom. Architect: Adrian James Architects, 2016.
|:||Wintery view looking over the house from the oppersite field. Incurvo, Goring, United Kingdom. Architect: Adrian James Architects, 2016.|
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|:||Andy Stagg / VIEW Pictures|
|:||Incurvo, Goring, United Kingdom. Architect: Adrian James Architects, 2016.|
|:||Adrian James Architects|
|:||The house is a viscous form petrified which grows out of the organic folds of its setting. The strong sense of movement is expressed in the sinuous brick carapace. The local brick has a luminous earthy orange hue, seemingly still bright from the heat of the kiln; this house exploits both the extraordinary plasticity of the humble brick, and its rough, tough sense of rootedness. Inside, too, is all about curves and movement; the lofty entrance hall draws the visitor in and then left, right, and up as the space diverges in all directions. The end destinations are the foci of the majestic curved windows which offer panoramic views of the garden, water, trees and rolling Chilterns landscape beyond. With respect to sustainability, Incurvo is as close to a Passivhaus as a curvy house can be: it meets the most stringent benchmarks for insulation, thermal bridging, airtightness and thermal comfort. It has three separate renewable energy systems.|
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