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House for Janice and Barry

Staffordshire, UK


A mid-twentieth century house in the Staffordshire countryside required a reworking of its relationship with the surrounding gardens and the agricultural landscape beyond.

The project removed dilapidated elements, refurbished interior rooms and, through considered additions, established new ways of looking upon and entering the gardens.

To the south, a garden room for their grandchildren to play within was built. Formed of timber-clad columns, referencing an original open veranda, the austere painted façade is conceived as a canvas to be painted daily by the shadows of the overhanging trees.

Photography is by Freddie Marriage.

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