Henry Goss Architects

Carey House

This project is for a private client in Hertfordshire.  It is conceived as a lightweight timber pavilion in the woods with two interlocking volumes creating a private sunken South facing courtyard.

The low horizontal form of the building is juxtaposed with a vertical rhythm of the elevation treatment with solid and void elements set in a layered timber screen breaking up the massing and aligning it with the solid and void nature of the surrounding woods.  Upon approach, a visual ambiguity is created between site and dwelling, between light and dark, creating glimpses towards and through the trees.

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