Sussex, UK, 2010
Contemporary versions of a classical temple and a Gothic chapel fight it out on a brick plinth, against the backdrop of Blackdown in West Sussex. Bedrooms are on the ground floor, with living spaces above to enjoy long views over open country. The introverted, chthonic ground floor, dark with oak and black stone, contrasts with the light, abstraction and vistas of the living space above. The first floor spaces are further subdivided by two pieces of walnut built-in furniture. Taking the form of scale models of their respective halves of the building, they act as screens and backdrops to the kitchen & study respectively.