This month we’re sharing our favourite homes in the countryside. These are houses which take advantage of, and enhance, the beautiful landscapes in which they’re sited. We’re often asked to look at isolated plots in stunning landscapes so we’re always interested in how others work in these idyllic settings. These are a collection of the projects that have inspired us recently.
We’ve also asked Simon Hall, as a Landscape Architect and regular collaborator on our NPPF55 projects, to give us his guest expert choice…
Shearer’s Quarters House – John Wardle Architects
This has a lovely mix of cheap robust cladding and a beautifully bespoke interior. The house’s sculptural form sits in the folds of the site and feels very rooted in its place. [Paul]
Tinhouse – Rural Design
This is an elegant and well thought through minimalist and cost effective design. It’s great that the magnificent view is at the centre of the design [Julie]
Marika Alderton House – Glenn Murcutt
Coromandel Bach – Crosson Architect
Casablanca II – Teresa Moller
Inspired by their spellbinding recent lecture at #Landscape50, we have selected a landscape architect who has created beautifully understated landscapes within countryside and coastal settings. Chile based Teresa Moller described a series of commissions that show great restraint. The introduction of purposeful lines, forms and features truly enhance the stunning natural and agricultural settings. [Simon]
For this month’s post we’ve invited Simon Hall from PWP Design to share his favourite countryside based project. PWP Design are an imaginative Yorkshire based landscape architecture practice.