Trish House Yalding by Matthew Heywood

131102_Trish_House_Yalding_01From the architect. The design of the house developed in direct response to the site and its location within the beautiful village of Yalding in Kent. The building’s structure is composed to reflect the surrounding woodland with the raking columns representing the irregular angles of tree trunks and branches. Large expanses of glass fill the gaps between the structure and allow you to appreciate the landscape and setting as if you were peering out from between the trunks and branches of the trees. The traditional Kentish black and white weatherboarding represents the foliage wrapping the building and enclosing the spaces within. In contrast to the surrounding nature, the form and lines of the house are intentionally very geometric and crisp, creating a dialogue between the organic woodland and the modernist box.

I am exceptionally please with what we have achieved in Yalding. As with every project, there is a large team of people that have all contributed. In particular the team from Ecolibrium Solutions (the main contractor) should be rightly proud of the quality of their work.

Architects: Matthew Heywood
Location: Yalding, Kent, UK
Engineer: Fothergill & Company
Main Contractor: Ecolibrium Solutions
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Matthew Heywood



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