Deakinlock has been privileged to work on the landscape designs for this unique and truly inspiring new house in Wrabness, Essex.
Living Architecture commissioned FAT, ‘one of the countries leading architectural practices’ and Artist Grayson Perry to create a house on the banks of the River Stour, that is both an artwork, and a fascinating space, in which to spend time and enjoy being a part of of the local landscape.
Living Architectures web site says about the house. ‘The building has been designed to evoke a tradition of wayside and pilgrimage chapels. It belongs to a history of follies, whilst also being deeply of its own time’.
Living Architecture is a holiday home rental company run as a not-for-profit organisation. Founded by the philosopher Alain de Botton, Living Architecture creates unique holiday homes by top, creative architecture practices in interesting places throughout the UK.
We were comissioned to design a garden sympathetic with the building and surrounding landscape. The concept was to sculpt the land around the house, following the curves, rolls and folds of the fields that followed the lazy line of the River Stour. Groups of Native trees were used to define the garden spaces and link with the beautiful, deciduous woodland near-by. Hard landscaping was kept to a minimum, with the terraces being formed using Turf Stabilising systems, meaning the garden had a really natural look.
We will bring you more images of this stunning project once the landscaping is complete.
‘A House for Essex’ is expected will open for bookings from Spring 2015.