The team at AR Design Studio are honoured to be awarded with the Sunday Times British Homes Award 2014…
On Friday 19th September the Sunday Times British Homes Awards ceremony was held at Grosvenor Square, London. Having been shortlisted in the best one-off-house category, AR Design Studio sent a very hopeful Sam and Laura from the studio. It was with great surprise and pleasure that AR Design Studio was announced as the winners of the category with its latest house, 4 Views, situated in Winchester, Hampshire.
This striking upside-down build contrasts with its conventional neighbours, displaying a flat overhanging roof, dark grey brick, cedar cladding and grey aluminium framed windows.
The house connects with nature through three stunning, far reaching views of the South Downs. The long views inspiring the clients to look forward to the future, the courtyard giving space for inward private and reflective times. Subsequently, this is how the house has become known as 4 Views. It was commissioned by Rob and Suzie Eatwell who are wonderful and trusting clients that gave the team at AR Design Studio a virtually free rein over the design. They wanted a life experience to immerse themselves in, having recently lost a daughter; a project that would give them a positive focus and a fresh start for them and their family. This working relationship consequently resulted in the Eatwell’s becoming not only personal friends of AR’s director Andy Ramus but of the entire studio.
Recently the clients have decided they enjoyed the process so much that they have commissioned AR Design Studio to undertake another house for them in the local area.
4 Views has also been shortlisted for the Brick Awards 2014 and Build It Awards, with ceremonies later in the year.
AR Design Studio is a RIBA certified architects practice, based in Winchester, Hampshire, specialising in the delivery of elegant and imaginative contemporary new homes, extensions, renovations and multi-plot developments. AR Design Studio’s architectural expertise and flair has been continuously recognised by winning a number of prestigious industry awards such as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 2012 Downland Prize, Civic Trust Award, Best of Houzz Award, Federation of Master Builders Award and Daily Telegraph Small House of the Year Award. With a comprehensive knowledge of planning, AR Design Studio has built a stunning portfolio of completed residential projects. It is also a specialist designer of waterfront homes with a deep understanding of how to fully experience the light, sound and atmosphere water creates.
“It’s one of the most exciting things I’ve done in life and I’m absolutely thrilled with the result.” Suzie Eatwell- 4 Views Client.
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