Location: NORFOLK
Date: 2006-2009
Client: PRIVATE
Status: COMPLETED
Size: 213m²
Credits: ACME Team: Stefano Dal Piva, Friedrich Ludewig, Karoline Markus, with Nerea Calvillo and Chris Yoo
Consultants: AKT, HOARE LEA, CYRIL SWEETT PHILIP PANKS & P. WILLOW BUILDERS, EURBAN, NUTTALL Photography: CRISTOBAL PALMA
An extension to a 19th century mill keeper’s 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 until 1900, when electricity made wind-powered pumps redundant.

In order for the new extension to retreat behind the listed setting of the Mill, the new additions to the house are designed as shadows of the existing house. The Structure of the extension is made entirely from solid 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 fully self-sufficient.

The house now has a website