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Baca Architects Ltd.


Sea View Parade, Mayland, Essex -  UK

Project Type 

Residential - New Construction 
3-bedrooms flood resilient house and garden
Paragraph 79 house

210 sq m (site  0.8 ha)
Worked Stages
Technical Design
Under construction
Role and Responsabilities
Associate - Project Architect for the Technical and Construction stages.

Leading projects from RIBA Stage 4 onwards providing leadership, management and mentoring junior staff.

Responsible for leading a team, ensuring that the team promote and maintain the highest levels of architectural design quality and innovation, and that all designs are subject to design review.

Providing first liaison with client, contractor, planners, building control, consultants and sub-contractors.

Proposing alternative solutions to technical and operational requirements for the construction of residential projects that provide flooding resilient strategies to sites that could otherwise not be developed.
Project Description
Replacement of a detached dwelling with a NPFF Paragraph 79 house. The site is
bounded by residential properties, and was formerly an orchard. The former cottage has been demolished and the site now has little remaining ecological value with an
overhead power line passing over the site.

The proposal rebuild the residential property previously on the site, replacing it with a flood resilient property with the primary living floor elevated at the first floor level, with ancillary spaces below.

The design acts as a flood-proof exemplar, in an area that is prone to flooding, which may become more prevalent through climate change. The design is an holistic approach that provides protection to the garden and vehicles at ground level for a 1 in
200 year flood event. The primary floor of the house height is located above the 1 in 1000 level (+6.50 AOD) which is a higher level of performance level that the EA sets as a base minimum.

Refer to Baca Architects' website for more information and images

Refer to StructureHaus' website for information about structural design
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