Skene Catling de la Peña’s ziggurat-like house has been announced as the RIBA House of the Year.
The announcement on the 25th November in the last episode of the four part special mini series of Grand Designs which showcase the finalists.
The judges described it as a ‘marvel of geological evolution and construction’. It was designed for the Rothschild family and sits firmly in the flint-layered fields of the Rothschild estate at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire.
The building seemingly rises out of the land and forms the main house and an additional smaller annexe further afield. In the its setting it creates a dramatic affect.
It is build from traditional brick and stone masonry with flint cladding which gradually changes to chalk as it reaches the top of the building. A stunning combination of unique design and materials
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