Thicket House

Houghton, Cambridgeshire


Set amongst a landscape of mature trees, the purpose of transforming this home was to reconfigure the internal arrangements for the needs of a contemporary family. The traditional architecture is directly contrasted by the contemporary extension that wraps itself around the eastern periphery and envelopes the entrance space. This exaggerated length and projection strengthens the experience of arrival to the entrance, while also protecting the peace of the interior. The interior plans on the lower level are re-orientated around fluid open plan living, enabling natural light to spill into the core of the home and bringing vistas from the surrounding context into this interior volume.