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Fishbourne Quay / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

  • 01:00 - 8 November, 2014
Fishbourne Quay / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers
Fishbourne Quay / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

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  • General Contractor

    John Peck Construction Ltd
  • Structural Engineering

    Elliot Wood Partnership LLP
  • Steel Frame

    DMR Engineering Ltd
  • M&E

    Future Energy Services
  • Glazing

    Fineline Aluminium
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© Hufton+Crow
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Text description provided by the architects. Fishbourne Quay is a mixed use development on the north shore of the Isle of Wight, comprising a new detached property, new light industrial units and a marina. The site is located at the mouth of a natural river inlet with a very scenic shoreline comprised of houses dispersed within mature trees.

© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

The house is designed to allow open daily living, out into the waterside in good weather with a more contained bedroom wing separated from the living area by a two storey atrium containing stairs and a gallery. The house is designed to be easy to use, allow for use of a wide range of boats and activities on the river/sea and a small palette of materials has been used simply and with consistent and coherent detailing.

© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

The project involved extensive landscaping and replanting of the site to create a wooded foreshore typical of the creek and to enhance the already abundant flora and fauna.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The house has been built on top of the original slab from one of the old industrial buildings. This reduced the amount of spoil going to landfill and could be used as an in-situ piling mat and form work for ground beams on top of the piles. Block work then created an undercroft / basement against which two metres plus of fill and soil was placed to form the new ground floor level.

© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

Air source heat pumps have been used (ground source were not appropriate because of the ground conditions) and these heat both the house, under floor heating, hot water and pool heating. The house is orientated to reduce solar gain except in the late afternoon. Intermittent use makes energy use difficult to ascertain.

© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

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Cite: "Fishbourne Quay / The Manser Practice Architects + Designers" 08 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/562252/fishbourne-quay-the-manser-practice-architects-designers/> ISSN 0719-8884
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