Farningham House Cottage, Farningham

RIBA Regional Awards 2014: South East

Farningham House Cottage, Farningham
Farningham House Cottage, Farningham · Credit: Alan Williams

Farningham House Cottage, Farningham
Emrys Architects for a private client
GIA 160m2

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.

  • · Credit: Alan Williams
  • · Credit: Alan Williams
  • · Credit: Alan Williams
  • · Credit: Alan Williams
  • · Credit: Alan Williams
  • · Credit: Alan Williams
  • · Credit: Alan Williams
  • · Credit: Alan Williams
  • · Credit: Alan Williams