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Gladstone House

Wycombe

Project Details

£250,000 to £499,999

Practice

Nicolas Tye Architects Ltd

The Long Barn Studio , Limbersey Lane , Maulden , BEDFORD , Bedfordshire , MK45 2EA

High on the hilltop overlooking Marlow and the Thames Valley sits a plot of land waiting for something to happen. The client's brief was clear, "design our family a house for a lifetime that is exciting, enjoyable, healthy, with respect to environmental, sustainable and ecological issues". Careful analysis of the way in which the family leads their life and the spaces they require produced a series of "pavilions" all marked by their own materiality in response to their uses, timber, copper, render and stone. These formed a specific relationship based on approach, courtyard, views and light. The results produce a startling scheme.