Striking harmony between designer, architect and builder
East RIBA Regional Award 2019
Ashworth Parkes Architects for RM Construction
This kitchen conservatory extension is a perfectly-formed gem. Consisting of two cruciform columns, faced in polished stainless steel, the structure supports a waffle of flitched timber beams, making the roof appear to float. Storey-height frameless glazing encloses the space, interrupted only by one large sliding door. The eaves have a visual lightness, as the roof thickness is stepped up at the edge, taking advantage of the thinner roof build-up where insulation is no longer needed on the overhang. Internally, perfect detailing and a beautifully conceived kitchen fit-out continue the display of virtuoso construction. This project demonstrates a striking harmony between designer, architect and builder, and an infectious pride in what had been achieved.