Year three project one. Bakewell Farmhouse | 農業住宅
This one- month project is the one that teaches the student how to design a quality dwelling space. The site is located in a place named Bakewell in the Peak District national park. The project focuses to study how dwelling is combined with planting and food production. The architecture contains six blocks surrounded by a larger area of outdoor farms and water, designed for three families and three singles who are self-occupied. Each block contains a bedroom, a kitchen, an indoor farm, a bathroom and a garage etc., whereas every three blocks are connected by a larger underground space that consists of a communal space, a shared laboratory, a number of storage rooms and a space for juice production (machine) etc. The architecture also employs the idea of passive solar heating technology: solar energy is received through a glazing space facing south and east and collected by a thick insulated solid wall, that radiates to the surrounding cooler spaces during the night.
Year Three Project One. Xutong Zhao. Department of the Built Environment. University of Nottingham. Fall 2012.