The Kench, Hampshire
Architect: John young & meloy architects
Awards won: regional
This beautifully detailed little summer house sets a new standard for construction quality and finish. The modest building has been carefully planned due to maximum floor space restrictions; the designer is forced to become more creative with their space saving solutions. It is a good example of how to make the best possible use of a limited area.
The rooms are arranged in a way that makes the most of the views over the Kench. This building sits very well in the setting of the other chalets and the landscape, and has become a popular addition to the site.
The attention to detail is exemplary, especially the tiling in the bathrooms, somehow resembling a 3D puzzle. The brief (which we understand arrived in a jiffy bag as a model) is executed perfectly, and this is reflected in the level of client satisfaction.
CONTRACTOR: M J Hayward
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jim Stephenson (clickclickJim)