Austen House is a minimalist residence located in Winchester, England, designed by Adam Knibb Architects. Austen House was a recently converted dwelling situated on the Old St. Swithun’s school site. It was conceived that with an access way beside the property which only had to provide a right of passage for cars very occasionally, it was possible to build out and create a new room over the top of this space. Vertical timber cladding and large sections of glass have been designed in to give a greater feeling of verticality and sense of place. With the tight nature of the site, principles of construction had to also be considered. The project is due to be completed off-site and craned into place which will ensure minimal disruption and interference to the neighbouring houses.