The practice was architect, landscape architect and town planner for two contemporary houses at Mount Grace Drive, Poole. The scheme comprised one new house and the remodelling of an existing 1970s home.
The new property maximises south light, with two balconies and garden access. An internal atrium illuminates the heart of the building, bringing light deep inside. The top floor is set back to reduce overshadowing and to break up the building mass, while the new building has been positioned in response to existing trees and topography.
The scale and appearance of the development will help to maintain the wooded character of the site and preserve the soft landscape views across the area when viewed from the coast. Good quality materials and details will be effective against the weather in this coastal location.
Terence O'Rourke is an award winning planning and design company, integrating these skills to help deliver exceptional projects.
Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
We work with nationally and internationally known clients including:
BAE Systems, BMW Rolls Royce, Grosvenor, McLaren and Warner Bros., major housebuilders and infrastructure providers and have worked on high profile projects and sites such as the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa Tree Houses, the Clay Country eco-community, the Goodwood Estate, Luton Airport, Silverstone Park, Mercedes-Benz World, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Studio Tour – 'The Making of Harry Potter.'