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The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan

  • 01:00 - 26 December, 2011
The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan
The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan, © Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

© Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner © Edmund Sumner +12

From the architect. The Round Tower is a Grade II Listed folly, which had been reduced to ruin by years of neglect and fire. Located on the crest of a hill overlooking Siddington Village, the exposed site is visually integral to the setting of this listed structure. As such the design approach maintains the open relationship with the surrounding agricultural landscape by developing a discreet and substantial underground extension to the tower. This underground extension provides the main open plan living spaces and is lit by both a central open sunken courtyard and a lateral ‘landscape scoop’ concealing the new swimming pool and associated sun terraces from public view.

© Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

The listed tower remains clearly the dominant structure, providing the front door to the 4 bedroom family house and the means of vertical circulation. It is also the visual focus of the main sunken courtyard garden. The restored tower provides additional accommodation and a roof terrace for the enjoyment of the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

© Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner

A new detached building adjacent to the entrance to the site, provides garaging and an additional guest studio.

© Edmund Sumner
© Edmund Sumner
Cite: "The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan" 26 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/192944/the-round-tower-de-matos-ryan/>
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S. Bennett · May 14, 2012

I&#39m not sure I&#39d want to live in the dungeon area of a castle, but this is pretty cool: http://t.co/YjKxf17O

All Things Web · February 23, 2012

Grade II Listed folly that&#39s been discreetly but substantially extended...underground! http://t.co/NiVWDZZU - round the corner! Must visit!

Susie · February 23, 2012

Grade II Listed folly that&#39s been discreetly but substantially extended...underground! http://t.co/NiVWDZZU - round the corner! Must visit!

ClubGreen · January 16, 2012

Gerenoveerde kasteeltoren biedt toegang tot prachtige ondergrondse #ecowoning: http://t.co/E0w4FlK5 #dubo #ecofabulous #ecochic

Robert Remiker · January 05, 2012

A castellated tower, a sunken courtyard, and a living roof. #folly #architecture http://t.co/Zrok4BnM

ArchitectureDemarest · January 04, 2012

RT @KimTaurus: The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan http://t.co/X5QVZZG3 via @archdaily #architecture #conversion

Edmund Sumner · January 03, 2012

The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan: © Edmund Sumner Architects: De Matos Ryan Location… http://t.co/q8I7CPHG

Glenn Shirley · December 31, 2011

Great home from an old folly in the English countryside http://t.co/IWKcYN6g

Josh Finn · December 30, 2011

If anyone&#39s looking to buy me a house in the UK, might I suggest this one. &#39Tis the season. http://t.co/kXBK9mnh

Matthias Rascher · December 30, 2011

Round tower turned home. http://t.co/GHRVaYXr #architecture #design

JD · December 29, 2011

Chess Game Anyone? The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan | ArchDaily http://t.co/HXS4lRHX via @archdaily

Matthias Rascher · December 29, 2011

Round tower turned home. http://t.co/GHRVaYXr #architecture #design

Robin Brittain · December 29, 2011

RT @matthiasrascher: Round tower turned home. http://t.co/s59tVeR6 #architecture #design

Matthias Rascher · December 29, 2011

Round tower turned home. http://t.co/GHRVaYXr #architecture #design

Joe Hillebrenner · December 29, 2011

@malinda_b Ponts for originality http://t.co/Y3a4yVu3

Builders Update · December 29, 2011

18th Century English tower turned into a home, just gorgeous. http://t.co/ajSh5ipE http://t.co/UkuaycES (HT @Gizmodo) #RealEstate

WashingtonWinterShow · December 29, 2011

De Matos Ryan turned this 18th century English tower into a beautiful modern home: http://t.co/6szaAvRp #architecture

Bryant Turnage · December 29, 2011

De Matos Ryan turned this 18th century English tower into a beautiful modern home: http://t.co/6szaAvRp #architecture

Alan Rickayzen · December 29, 2011

My dream home http://t.co/lh3C0ezz

Brooks Sligh · December 28, 2011

BRB, moving to Glouchestershire: http://t.co/3mRmHmvR

André Tanaka · December 28, 2011

E você aí achando que não poderia ter uma casa moderna E com uma torre http://t.co/u3R3E3ML (eu quero mãe!! *-* )

architect-d · December 28, 2011

The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan | ArchDaily http://t.co/ntSGnmgu

Adam Waltering · December 27, 2011

I wish they'd show more of the interior because it looks lovely. Very nice.

Francisco Lavin Flores · December 29, 2011 12:16 PM

Yes I would like too

Fulden Ayhan · December 27, 2011

herif sato yapmis usenmemis: The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan http://t.co/BalqG3ra

brendan c murphy · December 27, 2011

The Round Tower / De Matos Ryan http://t.co/fjO7S6rU #architecture

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