RIBA Regional Awards 2014: South East
Farningham House Cottage, Farningham
Emrys Architects for a private client
A corridor might seem a very small thing and can often be rather mean. But this glazed structure brings light and connection to a house, stable block and detached outhouse – uniting them even as it cuts into their fabric with surgical precision. It forms the edge of external courtyards and discreetly allows renovated spaces from guest room to kitchen to sit comfortably together. ‘What appears a clever and minimal sleight of hand has unlocked a congested backyard,’ said the judges.