Tasked with creating a “wow” home for their clients on the picturesque River Loddon in Berkshire, John Pardey Architects turned to Russwood for a natural, timeless aesthetic.
The River Loddon is a tributary of the Thames, and prone to regular flooding. This presents the challenge of designing a home that could be elevated above ground level, with materials that could be submerged and allow floodwater to flow uninhibited across the site. The resulting design is a stunning solution, providing a home that rises up and floats gracefully on the tree-lined horizon.
John Pardey Architects selected Russwood’s highest grade of Siberian Larch, SILA Select® Plus, for its durability, and knew that they could provide the high-quality timber required for the strong linear form of the build. A visually light material, the larch cladding is also factory coated with SiOO:X Original, which ensures a uniform weathered appearance, adding a subtle abstract finish to the modern aesthetic. The use of FassadenClip®, a secret-fix solution that enhances the timber’s durability through increased ventilation, further allows for uninterrupted lines and a sense of flow.