Cambridge 2000: Glebe Road: La Maison Verre, 110
Built on the garden of another property, this courtyard
house was designed by Tim Poulson, who was also the
developer. Unusually for Cambridge, the house has
almost half its living space underground.
The main architectural feature inside is a semi-circular
staircase leading from the entrance hall in the centre
of the house on the ground floor down to the lower floor.
The roof is zinc, with solar panels on the south-facing
slope, and there is a small frameless structural glass
double-height conservatory at the eastern end of the
house (to the left in the photo).
The entrance hall has glass flooring and combined
with the stairwell this provides some natural lighting
in the centre of the lower floor. The conservatory
does the same at the one end.
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