Icart de Bas

In such a prominent location, Icart de Bas has been meticulously designed to capture the stunning views of Saints Bay and beyond. The impressive site has been part of the family for several generations, so it was imperative we did it justice; designing a new home that was more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly whilst accommodating up to 100 guests for the clients’ renowned parties.
Throughout the process, we worked closely with our clients to create a scheme that sat sensitively above the coastal path. This was achieved by lowering the building line and forming a basement level to house the cinema, gym and wine cellar. Design details such as glass floors exposing the wine cellar below cleverly draws light down for bright and airy spaces.
The high-quality design continues to the exterior of the building, using materials such as Italian quartzite stone cladding to complement the local Guernsey granite and zinc fascias with hidden gutters.
A key emphasis on the sustainable nature of the building was incredibly important throughout the design and build. Much of the design decisions used Passivhaus principles to harness energy from the sun and minimise running costs. Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery and structurally insulated panels ensure that minimal heat is lost through the envelope of the house, increasing the energy efficiency of the home.


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Ollie Muston MCIAT

E: ollie.muston@pfaarchitecture.com

T: 01481 712633

Having been educated and grown up in Guernsey and developing a passion for technical design work, information technology and an intrigue for building design and history during his GCSE years, Oliver decided to commence his career in 1999 as an Architectural Technologist with Lovell Ozanne one of the largest architectural practices in the Channel Islands,  During those first inspiring 9 years he gained his BTEC HNC qualification increasing his fundamental experience and developing his knowledge base by working on multi-million pound commercial and residential developments including, Mixed Use and Redevelopment Areas (MURA), offices, apartments and industrial units.  

Moving to the States of Guernsey’s Property Services Team in 2008, Oliver was able to learn invaluable working skills and practices, increasing his expanding skillset in tendering and contract administration, whilst having the opportunity to work on public buildings and the differing challenges brought about by these types of projects. These projects encompassed education premises, States buildings with high security requirements, projects at the airport and harbours and fully accessible health facilities.  Full Accessibility audits for the health facilities became a prominent project for Oliver as his career progressed and he carried out a number of audits and reports for substantial business within the Island.

Now with a total of 21 years’ experience within the industry, his expansive knowledge not only covers all areas of a very vast field, but includes all aspects of a project from inception right through to the final handover of a completed project; which, for Oliver is the most rewarding experience. 

Oliver’s exceptional wealth of knowledge has lead him to gain his chartership with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and was formally invited to become an Interview Assessor for the Institute in 2015, a position limited to only a small number and in which someone can only be invited by the Institute.  Oliver completed the necessary assessor training a few months later.  

Ever striving to continue growing and expanding his professional knowledge, Oliver is a driven member of PF+A and one of the top in his field. With his professional yet friendly approachable nature he is an individual able to facilitate and communicate to clients, contractors, sub-contractors and other third parties to ensure that a project is always the best it can be.  Internally an exceptional trainer to the less experienced members of the team with an ease of teaching methods to ensure an unseamingly level of continuity for their development.

In his spare time Oliver enjoys spending time with his young family of three daughters, experiencing travelling and cultural diversity and of course Guernsey’s beautiful outdoor environment.