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Red Bridge House
Contemporary Residence in East Sussex, England – design by Smerin Architects
2 Jul 2014
Red Bridge House in East Sussex
Location: Sweethaws Wood, Redbridge Lane, Crowborough, East Sussex, England
Design: Smerin Architects
Contemporary Residence in East Sussex
The brief called for a new four bedroom house set in a pastoral glade. The procurement was a conventional contract – however the contractor fell into financial difficulties and the client self-managed the completion of the house.
The house employs a dramatically cantilevered box aligned with the primary view over a small pond and brook to the south. The northern entrance facade has a largely closed Cor-ten elevation through which a Cor-ten footbridge signals the entrance. The south elevation has an impressive double height timber faced and glazed loggia off the Living Level and defined by stainless floor to roof ties. Beneath this cantilevered form is a long internal swimming pool with fully glazed wall looking to the small brook beyond.
This is a tour de force of structural gymnastics and non-domestic ‘industrial ‘ materials to create a very unique and well-appointed home. The house does little to deflect or defer to the pastoral glade in which it lies.
This house is an extraordinary tour de force which reflects a compelling shared vision by both client and architect.
Red Bridge House in East Sussex – Building Information
Architect: Smerin Architects
Client: Richard Hannay
Contractor: Client self-build
Contract Value: 975,000
Date of completion: 01.04.2013
Gross internal area in sq m: 360
Photographs: Tim Crocker
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