AYN 3, Oxfordshire
A unique project to build three high-quality homes in the Grade II listed Aynhoe Park. AYN3 is similar in plan to AYN2 but with additional basement space. The house is set over three-storeys in a Y shape, and we have designed a large spanning steel frame, removing the need for internal columns, to allow for uninterrupted views out onto the 24 acre estate.
The basement has been created to cater for an impressive car collection, gym space, and dance studio.
Many protected and ancient trees are located within close proximity and so close coordination with arboriculturists and landscape architects has been required, particularly with regards to our drainage strategy.
Having now worked on numerous projects together with SD, it is their ability to provide innovative and well-considered engineering solutions that set them apart. Importantly they approach every project as a collaboration with a desire to maintain the architectural aesthetic while providing responsive and cost-effective structural solutions.Grant Straghan - Director - DeDraft