We are delighted the private house in Cumbria is among 46 National RIBA Award winners and has made the longlist for RIBA House of the Year 2016. Awards are given to buildings across the UK which are recognised as significant contributions to architecture.
The judges remarked: “There is quality in abundance here, but the building does not shout or present itself as ostentatious – it is a very good neighbour. The planning of this upside-down house takes full advantage of the spectacular views afforded to it, whilst maximising privacy within a very tight urban fabric. The high quality of workmanship is evident from the natural stone walling through to the bespoke carpentry within the living spaces.”
Designed for a friend of the practice, this individual house responds to its exceptional site in a historic Cumbrian town.