ASPECTS HOLIDAYS HEADQUARTERS

Client: Aspects Holidays

Location: Hayle, Cornwall

Status: Ongoing

In collaboration with


Contractor: IC Consulting

Structural Engineer: MBA Consulting / CDeC

Timber Frame: Building with Frames

Landscape: MeiLoci

Photography: Doug Howard / KAST Architects

Following the appointment to design a new office for a holiday lettings company in Helston, we were approached by their sister company in Hayle to provide them with new accommodation, just 200m from their current location.

The design incorporates a substantial glulam timber frame, presenting itself as a natural, healthy, light framework throughout the office workplace. Working with a locally based timber frame company from early in the design stages, we were able to design in a way that respects and balances the architectural and structural seamlessly through materiality and considered use of spatial thresholds.

The building will be wrapped in timber shingles, with timber cladding to the gable ends. The roof is adorned with a number of copper clad wind chimneys, promoting natural stack ventilation through the office.