Sussex House by Wilkinson King Architects

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Location: Sussex, UK

Year: 2014


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Architects: WILKINSON KING ARCHITECTS

Landscape architects: ANDY STURGEON

Photographer: PAUL RIDDLE



Awards:

Finalist – RIBA House of the Year 2015
Winner – RIBA National Award 2015

Winner – RIBA Award, South East Region

Winner – Structural Timber Awards, 2015

Highly Commended – Wood Awards, 2015

Shortlisted – ISE Structural Awards 2015
Finalist – Architect of the Year Awards – 
Best One-off House 2014

Overlooking sweeping views to the South Downs this house is composed of a series of layers, which echo the horizontality of the meadows and hills.  It is entered from a formal garden to the north.

The brief was for a contemporary house that would sit and weather well in the landscape and respond materially to the tree lined site and rural setting.  There are 4 bedrooms, one at ground level, and a study which overlooks a double height reception space.  The first floor construction is entirely of cross laminated timber.  The roof is made from tilted triangular planes, forming a folded, undulating surface inspired by the form of distant hills .

The ancillary building in the arrival courtyard houses a bio-mass boiler which provides the heating and hot water.  The house is built to high environmental performance standards.

Wilkinson King Architects


All images courtesy of Wilkinson King Architects


WILKINSON KING ARCHITECTS


Chantal Wilkinson
Chantal Wilkinson

Julian King

                                                               Julian King

Julian is the co director of Wilkinson King Architects which was formed in 1997 with Chantal Wilkinson.  Their design based practice works seeks to build imaginative, contemporary and environmentally sensitive buildings across a broad range of project types from private housing to small public buildings and has worked for clients such as English Heritage and the National Trust.

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Contact

WILKINSON KING ARCHITECTS

Unit H Spectrum House
32-34 Gordon House Road
London
NW5 1LP

Tel: 020 7284 1975

architects@wilkinsonking.com


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