Country House, Buckinghamshire

The aesthetic objective of this project, the conversion of one of a picturesque group of nineteenth century farm and estate workers’ buildings into a house for the use of guests, was to resolve the disjunction that existed between the highly articulated exterior, which promised volumetric and spatial excitement internally, and the actual interiors, a confusion of tiny, dark and low ceilinged rooms and passages.

Through opening up the roof spaces and creating a hierarchy of linked contemporary spaces organised around a central double height drawing room, an interior architecture flooded with natural light reconnects external forms and interior volumes.