Delightful complexity of scissor trusses
East RIBA Regional Award 2019
Studio Bark for James Holland
Contract value: £997,000
Cost per m²: £3,116
This black-clad house has a simple rectangular plan, with delightful complexity contained in the treatment of the roof, where it is exposed above the main, wonderfully large space of the house. A fully glazed end wall, with a large balcony beyond, offers magnificent views over a landscape that falls away. The large multi-use space on the ground floor is at the heart of the house, and is defined by a series of progressively flattening scissor trusses.