Cambridge 2000: Auckland Road: Hairy House, 16

Description: Auckland Road: Hairy House, 16
Date built: 2008
Architect: Jeremy Ashworth and Emma Parkes
Auckland Road: Hairy House, 16 (Jeremy Ashworth and Emma Parkes) map for Auckland Road: Hairy House, 16
Date photograph taken: 30 Jul 2010 (Alternative map: Google map)

This was built on the back garden of 23 Newmarket Road, which had a garage at the far end (the right in the photo, where the new brick is). The plot is tiny, around 80 m2. The house is partly sunk into the ground in order to reduce the overall profile. There were strict planning requirements on windows so much of the daylight instead comes from five roof lights. And they managed to squeeze three bedrooms into the house. The roof has plants growing on it, hence the "hairy" in the name of the house.

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