2020 Canterbury Architecture Awards Winner
Hawthorne Street House
The folded roof that envelopes this house is a simple formal response to complex site constraints. Within the strong exterior form, spaces are layered vertically and horizontally, delineating private space while admitting sunlight deep into the interior and offering garden views. A palette of robust materials creates a cosy and relaxed atmosphere, and beautifully detailed joinery articulates but does not dominate interior spaces. The house turns its back to the street but offers character, and a bit of fun – and a neighbourhood talking point – via a backlit polycarbonate façade with colour-changing LED lights. The design employs double-height spaces and full-height glazing to connect the house to the private, north-facing garden.