Rock House

  • Client Private
  • Location St. Ives, Cornwall
  • Completion Under construction

A two and a half storey replacement dwelling in a sensitive site within St. Ives Conservation Area, Cornwall. The design would see the historical North gable of the building retained with the remainder replaced by a contemporary interpretation of the existing; maintaining existing sea views as aswell as providing new ones from a mezzanine viewing platform.

3D lidar scanning technology was used to capture the existing site and immediate surroundings with accuracies of 0.01mm. This approach was taken due to the complex geometry of the granite outcrop which formed the site as the sensitive nature of the Conservation Area and Grade II listed cottage adjacent.

This aided the project through the planning process illustrating how the design had been crafted around existing rights to light and overlooking issues as well as reflecting the form and reinterpreting the character of the Conservation Area.

When the project was conceived in 2016 it was featured in a number of publications for it's innovative use of 3D scanning:

AEC Magazine
Business Cornwall

Rock House