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Hollick & Bucknall Houses shortlisted for Architecture Today Award for 'buildings that stand the test of time'

Hollick & Bucknall House shortlisted for Architecture Today Award for 'buildings that stand the test of time'

We are very pleased to be shortlisted for the Architecture Today buildings that stand the test of time awards for our project Hollick & Bucknall House. 

Designed in 1998 for the Hollick/Bucknall family, the houses are situated within the grounds of Manor Farm, adjacent to the village green, pond and medieval church at the heart of the village of Haddenham and its Buckinghamshire conservation area. The architect Peter Aldington’s listed 1960’s home, Turn End is close by, and Peter (on retirement) was central to our appointment, entrusting the practice to add sensitively to this idyllic village setting.

Responding to the farmyard's geomatry and landscape, the design integrates an adapted farm building for Bucknall House and a purpose-built dwelling for the Hollicks, extending the farmyard space. Courtyard gardens connect old and new structures, while a ha-ha marks the boundary. inside, a 'garden wall' organises the space, supporting stairs, conservatory, library and snug, linking house geometry with farmland topography. 

Both the converted barn and new house have remained largely unaltered over the intervening years, having provided flexibility for the Hollicks and their two daughters as family life changed over time. 

The garden has evolved and developed as a three-decade work in progress with planting now helping to structure the entrance sequence, the courtyard gardens and outdoor rooms all anticipated and supported by the built form. 

Hollick & Bucknall House is one of three projects shortlisted in the 'individual house' category.  The winners of the Architecture Today Awards will be announced on 21 November 2024.