Strangely vernacular while retaining the spirit of belonging on another planet
South East Regional Award 2019
Guy Hollaway Architects for Nick Veasey Ltd
Contract value: £0.5m
Trapped between a motorway and the Eurostar rail, the peculiar brief for this project was for an x-ray photographic studio, gallery and studio workspace.
The studio and gallery are set behind a long, low metal clad facade dominated by two dramatic compositional decisions – a large picture window giving views into and out of the gallery space, and the extraordinary concrete pyramid of the x-ray studio. Conjuring oasthouse forms and agricultural buildings, the whole composition feels strangely vernacular while retaining the spirit of belonging on another planet, or in another time zone.