Three things we love about our Beechwood House project

19 December 2017

Three things we love about our Beechwood House project

Beechwood House is Micasa's own development in Northwood, Middlesex and was completed in 2017.

The design draws on traditional and classical disciplines - in terms of scale, proportion, and style - resulting in a pleasing elevations treatment in traditional materials and a subtle colour palette.

We love this building because it is simple and honest, not overwhelming in features but effective. It is architecture that sits well in its site and the surroundings.

 

Here's what else we love;

 

1. The clock tower

A quaint design detail of a clock, gently towering on the garage roofline, works well as you approach the building. Its position, correctly proportioned with the larger adjoining main building, creates a juxtaposition of the elements and is pleasing to the eye.

The clock tower, which can be set to chime on the hour, is a traditional design feature that's not often found on new buildings. It, along with its revolving weather vane, are a great focal point and a fitting way to terminate the roof.

Why we love it: A clock tower on any building gives a sense of importance and so, by strategically placing a clock tower - or any architectural feature for that matter - on a building, you're defining it as a landmark building and creating a great selling point.

 

2. Arched window over entrance

As with the clock tower, the arched window is located directly over the front door and the stone porch. It is strategically placed to help identify the entrance.

Why we love it: The arched window creates a centrality to the building, drawing the eye and providing perfect symmetry.

 

3. Brick and stone features with contrasting brickwork

The approach to colours at Beechwood house is steeped in tradition. Historically, this architectural style adopted a yellow brick façade complimented by Bath stone and we wanted to remain true to the building's influences.

Why we love it: Careful consideration was given to the selection of materials for the main and feature brickwork corner feature columns, as well as the brick dentil coursing at the roof eaves soffit level. This resulted in an altogether pleasing colour pallette, which is further complemented by the lighter than usual Bath-reconstituted stone features.

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