RIBA AWARDS 

The Kench, Hampshire

Built

2013

Location

Hampshire, England

Architect: John young & meloy architects
Client: confidential
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

COST: confidential

PHOTOGRAPHER: Jim Stephenson (clickclickJim)

 

 


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