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Surrey House Architecture

6 Oct 2009

House in Surrey

Located at the north of a rural site, a fragmented orthogonal form lies in forest. It appears re-configured as pure symmetry on flatter terrain to the south. And to the east, it is finally re-iterated as a grid.

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Drawn into an ethereal woodland clearing by glimpses through trees and by the sound of running water, a fragmented form is discovered. It splinters like boulders snapped from the nearby scarp to re-assemble into a house. Exterior walls enliven with shadows. Then the rains come. Sheeting down facade recesses: surfaces obscure, solids dissolve; landscape drips silver. Pursuing water as it is collected and dispensed across the site by an hydraulic system of shallow runs and still pools leads to the flattened planes of an enclosure. These coalesce into a formal walled garden which envelops, offering a pause for contemplation. Following the water’s course once more, geometry is found transposed into a grid. Observed from carefully arranged vantage points, illuminations delineate a vineyard.

Taken together, each of these three, interlinking components is understood as a re-interpretation of the classical cube.

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English Houses

Surrey Buildings – Selection:

Goddards – Private house, Abinger Common
Edwin Lutyens

McLaren Technology Centre, Woking
Foster + Partners
McLaren Technology Centre Surrey
image : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
McLaren Technology Centre Surrey

Charterhouse School Building
Belsize Architects
Charterhouse School Surrey
image from architects

Charterhouse School Building

Hersham Golf Club Hotel & Spa Development
ReardonSmith Architects
Surrey Hotel Building
image from architects
Hersham Golf Club Hotel

Priory Park Pavilion, Reigate
Dominique Perrault
Priory Park Pavilion
image from architects
Priory Park Pavilion

County Architecture adjacent to Surrey

Berkshire Buildings
Hampshire Buildings
Kent Buildings
Sussex Buildings

English Housing

Salt House
Alison Brooks Architects
English house
photo : Cristobal Palma

English Architects

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