Private House / Strom Architects

© Peter Guthrie

Strom Architects shared with us their design for a private house located in , UK, which has been rendered with great quality by by Peter Guthrie. The client was aiming for country house – ‘a dream in a ’, a peaceful place to relax, regenerate, and think of new ideas. So the architects created with a linear design that has picked up on the building form – the ‘long cottage’ found along Iken Common, and one can see the design as an evolution of the longitudinal cottage. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Dune House / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale

Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL / Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli
Location: Thorpeness, ,
Client: Living Architecture
Collaborating Architect: Mole Architects Ltd.
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

Dovecote Studio / Haworth Tompkins

© Philip Vile

Check out this project by London based firm, Haworth Tompkins.  The firm renovated a dilapidated old building situated on the campus – an internationally renowned music campus at Snape Maltings, founded by Benjamin Britten which is currently undergoing an expansion. Nestleed within the shell of an abandoned building, the firm responded to the existing conditions with a touch of sensitivity, uniting the old structure with the new aesthetic.

More about the project, including more images after the break.

Balancing Barn / MVRDV

© Edmund Sumner

Architect: MVRDV
Location: , England
Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Frans de Witte, Gijs Rikken
Co-Architect: Mole Architects
Landscape Architects: The Landscape Partnership
Client: Living Architecture
Project Area: 210 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photography: Edmund Sumner

Update: The Balancing Barn / MVRDV / Living Architecture

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As promised, we are starting our coverage of the Living Architecture houses beginning with MVRDV’s Balancing Barn.  We first shared this project awhile back on AD, and now, since the home’s completion, we have new interior shots of the rent-able residence.

More about the home and more interior images after the break.