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New House Nominated For LABC Northwest Building Excellence Awards

FPA architects LABC award nominated house

Trafford Council Building Control has nominated one of FPA's recently completed projects for the Local Authority Building Control Northwest Building Excellence Awards 2011.  The LABC Awards set out to recognise excellence through building standards, technical innovation and sustainable designs. 

The project, a new house designed for developer Bowdon Homes, offers a combination of Classical styling and contemporary accommodation.  Tall sash windows and high ceilings complement a design that draws on the topography of the site to inform the layout of the accommodation. 

The site slopes from front to back, allowing the rear of the house to expand into a spacious, multi level living area.  A gallery at ground floor offers viewing down into a double height orangery and beyond into the rear garden.  Twin staircases lead down to the two and a half storey kitchen that opens up onto the rear garden.  The following level down from the kitchen provides family room accommodation.  This space, positioned beneath the gallery, offers additional access to the garden as well as opening out into the double height Orangery.

FPA's imaginative design has been carried out with exacting attention to detail to create the exciting spaces and interplay of volumes that set this house apart

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