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Duggan Morris gets go-ahead to rework Medd-designed house

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Duggan Morris Architects has won permission to remodel a grade II-listed house designed by leading, post-war school architects David and Mary Medd

The scheme ‘sympathetically updates’ the house Pennyfathers Lane in North Welwyn - which was home to the couple - and includes an extension of the northern side of the building.

According to Duggan Morris, the project began with an extensive investigation on the architectural and design ethos of the Medds, unearthing their archive of drawings, sketches and letters, and interviewing previous employees and acquaintances of them.

The design process involved ‘forensically examining the house and components’, ‘taking care not to disrupt the setting but intervene in an affirmative, contemporary manner’.

The Manser Medal-winning practice said: ‘In all, the delicate process relied on the architectural and historical investigation that conferred a sense of ‘authority’ upon the building in case, as much as in being able to inform the institutional framework, sometimes too rigid and inflexible to secure an active preservation of building heritage.

’From a landscaping point of view, its careful management through time, integrating continuity and change, was indeed its strongest quality.’

Pennyfathers Lane

Pennyfathers Lane

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