Project: Hunsett Mill Extension
Designer: Acme Architects
Location: Norfolk Broads, UK
An extension to a 19th century Mill Keepers House in the Broads The House is adjacent to the well known historic Grade 2 listed Hunsett Mill. The house was the residence for the Keeper of the Mill unti 1900, when Electricity made wind powered pumps redundant.
Hunsett Mill has won an RIBA Award and been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize, Stephen Lawrence Prize and Manser Medal.
In order for the new extenstion to retreat behind the listed setting of the Mill, the new additions to the house is designed as shadows of the existing house. The extension is made entirely from laminated wood, which is exposed in the interior and clad in charred cedar boards externally. Ground source heat pumps, passive solar heating and independent water well supply will make the house almost self-sufficient.
Photo: Cristobal Palma