Great British Buildings Talk: The Arboretum, Norfolk

Cowper Griffith Architects give an illustrated talk about this beautifully conceived and designed one-off house that responds carefully to context and environment, and resolves spatial and material juxtapositions with great skill. 

Date

November 11 2014 • 6.00pm
to 7.15pm

Contact

Delyth Turner-Harriss 01223 566285 delyth.turner-harriss@riba.org

venue

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road CB3 0WA, Cambridge

Tickets

Adults: £10.00 (inc VAT)
Concessions: Students: £6.00 (inc VAT)
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Tickets

Adults: £10.00 (inc VAT)
Concessions: Students: £6.00 (inc VAT)

A contemporary house built in a conservation area is always an achievement.This inspirational home belies the challenges of the site, caught between protected woodlands and a flood plain in a historic village setting. Detailed research on the local use of materials led to informed choices of materials that reflect the composition of the building of a heavyweight flint and lightweight timber interlocking forms.

This is an exceptional piece of architecture delivered by an outstanding practice, and thus has been awarded awards for both building and architect of the year.

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