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How a proposed ‘eco’ residential dwelling transformed from an abandoned stone quarry may look upon completion.
How a proposed ‘eco’ residential dwelling transformed from an abandoned stone quarry may look upon completion.

'Eco’ quarry house nominated for award

An architectural firm that has submitted a proposal to design an ‘eco’ house built within an existing quarry void has subsequently been nominated for a prestigious design award.

Architecture firm Bamford Architectual, which is based in West Yorkshire, UK submitted a development application (DA) for its Projections and Tiers Project, a “part earth sheltered luxury eco-dwelling” that is to be built within idle Hall Ing Quarry.

It proposed to turn the 1ha quarry, which has lain idle since 1947, into a residential dwelling and has since been shortlisted for an Architectural Concept Award at the UK-based Northern Design Awards.

According to the DA submitted to the local Kirklees Council in September, part of the house would be underground, while the remaining visible structure would be designed to resemble quarry blocks of stone.

The rear of the house would be built up to the quarry excavation, while the front would comprise a series of rock-like projections that would give the appearance of uncut elements typical of a working quarry.

The DA added: “The design concept for the application is to create a part earth sheltered, part projecting, tiered, quarry-like structure that is true to the site but also to create a luxury, one off eco-dwelling.

“This is achieved by creating a tiered structure with external spaces that replicate the varying levels seen in working quarries.”

Since submitting the proposal, Bamford Architectual has been shortlisted for an Architectural Concept Award at the Northern Design Awards.

The awards, which honour designers, retailers and architects, are set to take place on 24 November in Manchester, UK.

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