Dynamic, brutal spaces that challenge the essence of home
West Midlands RIBA Regional Award 2019
BPN Architects with Baynes & Co for private client
Contract value: Undisclosed
The Ghost House (RIBAJ May 2019) was delivered under a Paragraph 55 application that came to fruition through the dogged determination of its client. Heavily inspired by the work of Tadao Ando, its in situ concrete and black detailing produces dynamic, brutal spaces that challenge the essence of home. Sited on the sloping gardens of a former country house, most of the building is below ground, creating a very private dwelling lit by courtyards. The main room runs the width of the house and opens onto a large courtyard. Two cherry trees bring nature back into the starkly minimal interior.