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Lewes

Extending and re-working a house by distinguished Lewes architect, Michael Blee, itself a re-working of a 1930’s house, gave rise to the opportunity to add our smallest building yet to the historic townscape. Set upon the mediaeval west wall, above eighteenth century ornamental gardens, a garden house of oak, glass and zinc makes a space for the contemplation of a vista across the South Downs.

Constructions of kite shape roof planes, oak plank walls and shafts of light make tiny additions to William Morris’ ‘box of toys under a great amphitheatre of chalky hills’ and show that the historical processes that have formed this English Town may continue with sensitivity and craft.