Marsh Gibbon: Barn typology

Marsh Gibbon typology

The elevations to Marsh Gibbon show a single storey barn typology which reflects and edge of centre vernacular in this rural village. The farmhouse design of the houses can either be single family homes or ‘quarter homes’ containing 4 x one bed apartments, designed as starter homes.

Marsh Gibbon: Project

Marsh Gibbon illustration

Our project in Marsh Gibbon near Bicester within Aylesbury Vale, features:

  •  an Almshouse type terrace for downsizers and starter homes
  • two blocks of quarter homes that appear like farmhouses, configured internally as 4 x one and two bedroom apartments
  • a planned pocket orchard
  • space to grow food with gardens of manageable size for those downsizing
  • further open green space within the development for homeowners to enjoy, without the need to maintain themselves
  • enhanced biodiversity of the land’s current status through the planting and protecting of an orchard, other native species of trees and hedgerows