Kentish and Asian vernacular combined in a calm and contemplative home
South East Regional Award 2019
McLean Quinlan for private client
Contract value: Undisclosed
Built for clients who had spent many years in South East Asia, the architect has combined Kentish and Asian vernacular to produce a calm and contemplative home. It is clearly arranged, with living in a grand single-storey south-facing block. This is slightly elevated on a plinth forming a terrace overlooking the garden and landscape. A two-storey block contains sleeping, office and utility spaces. A graceful, discreet entrance sits where the blocks meet. Overall, the building is extraordinarily well constructed in simple, traditional materials – combined to create a refined and elegant architectural language.
Regional Project Architect of the Year sponsored by Taylor Maxwell: Alastair Bowden