Care of the composition is echoed by meticulous detailing
Hyde + Hyde Architects for private client
Contract value: Confidential
Silver House made it into this year’s winners for its great conceptual clarity. As a family home, the accommodation is layered, with dens in the basement, bedrooms on the ground floor, and living space and the master bedroom on the first floor. Externally, the house has a strong horizontal emphasis: the stone plinth is carefully laid to reinforce the horizontal line, and is surmounted by a timber beam that supports the framed superstructure while enveloping a car port.
The framed living space is capped with a low pitch roof that again extends beyond the building volume to provide shelter to a balcony. The thoughtfulness and care of the composition is echoed by meticulous detailing inside and out. A wide range of materials is used with thoughtfulness and intent – the building is rich without being fussy, or over-elaborate.
The client is, understandably, delighted.