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Building Stories – The Awards Talks: House-Within-a-House and River House

Special guests Tristan Wigfall (alma-nac) and John Pardey (John Pardey Architects) join host Smith Mordak (Buro Happold) in this talk – part of a series celebrating RIBA award-winning buildings.

  • today 24 May 2022, 1pm to 2pm (BST)
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Special guests Tristan Wigfall (alma-nac) and John Pardey (John Pardey Architects) join us for this talk – part of a series celebrating RIBA award-winning buildings. 

Hosted by Smith Mordak (Buro Happold), the panel will be sharing the unique stories behind House-Within-a-House and River House, both designed for private clients - followed by a live interactive Q&A session. 

House-Within-a-House, alma-nac - a detached family home in a conservation area, the architect retained much of the existing 1960s structure, whilst bringing it up to contemporary standards. This project won a 2021 RIBA National Award and London Award.  

River House, John Pardey Architects - sitting on a stunning plot on a bend in the River Thames, the house is an elevated box, eroded between the living and sleeping wings to create a partly covered courtyard space. It won a 2021 RIBA South Award. 

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