09 Mar “House-flint” in the UK
On the territory of Uoddesdona, large holdings in Buckinghamshire, commissioned by Lord Rothschild built “house-flint”. The building, designed for the new curator of the archive consists of two parts. In one the bedrooms, dining room, library and study room, the second is a studio.
The specialists of the architectural bureau Skene Catling de la Peña was given the task of creating such an image, which would be fully in tune with the local landscape. Desert land allocated for the construction, was surrounded by chalk hills on which surfaces in a large amount of flint was, so with the help of this material it was decided to erect the building.
The main house and outbuilding are graded “monoliths”, as if growing out of the landscape, making them look like a geological formation that emerged in a natural way for a huge number of years.
Stone walls have a rough surface, the raw structure. The most dark tone is presented below, but rising, the structure becomes more and more light – and the resulting white top is visually almost dissolves in the sky. Buildings are also observation platforms from which you can admire the surroundings.