The homes at Loftus Garden Village have been designed in the style of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Popular through from the mid-1800s until just before the First World War, the movement was a rebellion against mass-produced homes and buildings that all looked the same. The vision of arts and crafts house focused closely on high-quality materials combined with a feel of handcrafting, as well as different designs and textures.
Pretty, decorative and well-made Arts and Crafts houses brought a new lifestyle and feel to communities. Arts and Crafts houses have a real ‘cottage feel’ to them. Very pretty from the outside, the interior has the same feel – very homely, warm and welcoming.
Built using traditional methods, they’re quintessentially British. The Garden Village Movement came about at around the same time as the Arts and Crafts Movement.
A break away from the dense, over populated industrial towns and cities that were born out of the Industrial Revolution, garden villages offered green space, sunlight and space for children to run around and play. Loftus Garden Village combines these two movements beautifully.
With 60 per cent of the site planned as green space, it will be an oasis and a sanctuary for the community that will develop there, and something very special for the city of Newport.