6 days ago
Award News. Our Golden Mede Housing project for the Rothschild Foundation receives commendation in the Residential category at MIPIM Future Project Awards 2019.
We have designed two new residential housing areas in Waddesdon, a rural English village of 2,000 inhabitants, which is just over an hour's drive from London.
The focal point of the village is Waddesdon Manor, a stately home built in the Renaissance style by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885.
The design strategy of the project is to create a central park, to bring the natural environment into the heart of the new housing districts. Paths and lawns will invite other villagers to use the park.
The housing units are mostly two-storey terraced houses grouped in small clusters, which all face the common. Characteristic sloping roofs and stunning attic windows give these houses a special identity in the village, and the materials of the façades – tiles and light-coloured brickwork and timber – have obvious links to the traditional architectural style of Waddesdon.