New Lawsonsteads Country House, Lancashire
The approach adopted for this house was to build the site, or in other words to reinforce the existing characteristics of the terrain. The rocky ridges that push themselves through the surface of the earth in a series of north south striations are the sites strongest characteristics. The house picks up some of these characteristics in its rocky external form which contrasts with the more open courtyards in the heart of the scheme. The 750m2 plan offers accommodation for family and office space for working from home.
Team: Frank Lyons, Peter Skerrett