Playful but fastidiously detailed
East Midlands RIBA Regional Award 2019
Contract value: Confidential
Internal area: 1,512.00m²
On a wide-open rural site, traditional vernacular forms and materials were used in the design of a contextual contemporary home. The structure is of cross-laminated timber panels, glulam beams and columns which are well detailed and lime-washed to soften the look. The home is clad in Cotswold stone on all but one of the wings; the exception being a playful, but fastidiously detailed, stone slate one where walls and roof merge. Scandinavian-style chimney stacks are strong markers in the composition. Although this house is undoubtedly a fine modern manor home, it also provides an approach showing how more modest newbuild homes could be informed by an evolving vernacular tradition.