RIBA Award Winner 2006
BD Architect of the Year Award 2005 - One-off Dwelling Category
Winner: Best Residential Design - Daily Telegraph Home Building and Renovation Award, 2005
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On a steeply sloped site the new building liberates the flat area of the garden consumed by an unremarkable building that sprawled across the width of the site and divided the front garden from the back.
The new house is linear and placed along a flank boundary of the site. The building develops a dialogue with the landscape, opens up views from the road and allows the garden to slip underneath the building linking the internal and external spaces.
The first floor appears to ‘float’. Interally, the building is organised around a double height dinning space containing a staircase that leads up to the bedrooms arranged to maximise views but minimise overlooking to the neighbouring properties.