Rough Grounds Private Residence

A new private dwelling in Westonbirt, UK.


This new dwelling at Westonbirt is set within a woodland in a Grade 1 listed landscape. The timber frame building sits above the forest floor on stilts and glulam platform and uses the latest green building technologies. Walls are constructed from prefabricated Hemcrete panels and hemp insulation. The design incorporates 4 bedrooms, kitchen, dining and living accommodation and boasts breathtaking views through the woodland and across the landscape.

  • Type: Residential
  • Location: Cotswold's(Westonbirt), UK
  • Project Architect: Sam Rabin
  • Client: Private
  • Project area: 350sqm
  • Material: Timber/glulam, hempcrete, slate, glass, steel, concrete
  • Project Period: 2011 - 2012