Take an exclusive look at this year’s RIBA South East Building of the Year, designed by Adam Richards Architects.
Join the architect for a one-off architectural talk and tour as they reveal the stories behind the building, what inspired them and what makes their building an RIBA Award winner.
Poetically located in a secluded valley, the house relates both to a collection of pre-existing out buildings - the remnants of a traditional farmyard - and a ribbon lawn between old hedgerows.
The external skin of the building is formed in brick, laid in wide-jointed, lime mortar. The wide joints increase the sense of mass of the building and the feeling that you are somehow looking at a reworked historic ruin. Openings in this skin are formed with flat and curved arches, visually ‘smudged’ by the addition of darker bricks around the openings.
The design of the house was developed with a host of literary and cinematic references, which are deliberately, more, or less, explicit within the final expression of the building. The limited palette of materials, concrete, timber, brick, zinc, have been very carefully developed and detailed and give clear expression of the architectural thought process.
Please note that this tour is strictly limited to 20 guests.
There will also be an additional booking fee per ticket.
This event is part of our Great British Buildings series of talks and tours around the country.