Went back to Starfall Farm today – really please to see how its being occupied. The concrete worktop in the kitchen is ageing beautifully
Been snagging this afternoon here - 3/4 handed over, and contractor leaving site next week
We’ve been clearing the bramble in the woods to the north west of the house making it possible to see the building from this perspective almost for the first time. Planning vegetable beds here – and interestingly, underneath all the bramble are redcurrant and gooseberry shoots from way back, so the ground here has been used for cultivation before.
The chaotic aftermath of feeding small children… My vision for a house (influenced by Richard Leplastrier and Rural Studio) was always one where kids could rattle around inside a robust shed that could take any amount of chaos, instead of a prim and pristine modernist box. In a way, it’s kind of worked, but could be a bit more robust. There’s a great quality of light at this time of year, in the evenings.
AA Design and Make review with guests of this year’s project, and below, review of the scheme in Buro happold’s offices