RIBA AWARDS / SOUTH EAST
Chair of jury: David Marks Regional representative: Sean Albuquerque Lay assessor: Robert Smith
ESHER HOUSE Wilkinson King Architects Client: private The architect modestly describes this house as a box, but its design provides a masterful and spatially rich solution.
The building has a clean and punchy plan based on simple concepts, that belie its richness and sophistication. This is one of those rare projects where you couldn't really add anything or take anything away; it is a total design.
£1.6 million. 448m 2
HARBOUR MEADOW Avanti Architects Client: private This is an ambitious restoration of a wonderful Grade II-listed house originally designed by Peter Moro and Richard Llewelyn in the late 1930s, which has rediscovered most of its original features and details. The new interventions are sensitive; where materials were too damaged to be retrieved or repaired, the architect has provided suitable and sensitive alternatives.
£1.8 million. 644m 2
THE MENUHIN HALL Burrell Foley Fischer Client: The Yehudi Menuhin School Set in the green belt and within earshot of the M25, this building has been delivered on an exceptionally tight budget but is none the poorer for that.
Externally, it is simple, economic and restrained. A glazed timber structure confidently wraps around the brick- and zinc-clad hall, masking its scale. Inside, the hall is magic in maple.
£2.8 million. 1,100m 2