Finalist – RIBA House of the Year 2015
Winner – RIBA National Award 2015
Winner – RIBA Award, South East Region
Winner – Structural Timber Awards, 2015
Highly Commended – Wood Awards, 2015
Shortlisted – ISE Structural Awards 2015
Finalist - Architect of the Year Awards - Best One-off House 2014
Overlooking sweeping views to the South Downs this house is composed of a series of layers, which echo the horizontality of the meadows and hills. It is entered from a formal garden to the north.
The brief was for a contemporary house that would sit and weather well in the landscape and respond materially to the tree lined site and rural setting. There are 4 bedrooms, one at ground level, and a study which overlooks a double height reception space. The first floor construction is entirely of cross laminated timber. The roof is made from tilted triangular planes, forming a folded, undulating surface inspired by the form of distant hills .
The ancillary building in the arrival courtyard houses a bio-mass boiler which provides the heating and hot water. The house is built to high environmental performance standards.