Client: Taussig Family
Architect: Tigg + Coll Architects
Status: Detailed Design
Engineering Disciplines: Structural, Civil, Advanced Timber
Designed with Tigg + Coll Architects, Dalewood will transform the Taussig family's 1930s bungalow into a light, spacious and barrier free home for their two sons, Oskar and Theo, who suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMH).
DMH is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness, which will mean that Oskar and Theo's needs will dramatically change over time. The home was in drastic need of refurbishment and it was essential to assess the building's layout and design a home that could support the families challenging needs.
The design considers how the condition will affect the children over time, including their mobility and how they interact with their environment. The boundary between inside and outside has been blurred by introducing large scale, openable glazing which links the inside with the rear garden. Internally the series of spaces are broken down and adaptable by the clever use of sliding screens and folding partitions.
Engenuiti is providing structural, civil and advanced timber engineering services for this unique and transformative project.