Liphook Three Houses Liphook The project involves three unique replacement dwellings in Liphook. The commissioning client, from the outset, wanted to build high quality, sustainable homes that encapsulated the best current design thinking. The scheme is ‘sensitive’ on a contextual level and yet proposes an architecture that is of its time and refreshingly different. The three houses are distinctly different but viewed together they act as a novel and pleasing triptych composition. The design revolves around the creation of a series of supporting masonry walls which run parallel with the garden and plot boundaries. A simple timber volume is placed on the supporting walls to contain the bedrooms. Detail features such as aluminium fins, saw tooth brickwork and brick banding, articulate the facades. The materials chosen have a recessive quality that fits a modern aesthetic with traditional references. A simple palette of red multi handmade brickwork is offset against a natural timber boarded volume. The fenestration is kept to a simple grey aluminium frame. Externally the mature hedgerows are to be retained and enhanced, with new trees and planted gardens proposed for each plot.