Pavilion, Southdown National Park
The project provides a pavilion extension to the ground floor living space of a listed house formerly two cottages in the South Down national park. The design required careful and sensitive discussions with the conservation to gain
approval. The contemporary design is minimal in its execution with simple detailing. The large expanse of glazing allows a transparency through the building to give views of the existing elevation and reflects the landscape.
The old and new is separated by a glazed link that allows light into the depth of the existing floor plate whilst increasing the volume of the space. The pavilion has been designed to create continuity between the extension and the existing allowing the space to co exist with the main house which has small rooms unsuitable for modern living. The multi-functional area for eating, living and entertaining is focused on the kitchen at one end which becomes a theatrical back drop reflecting the activity and life of the space.