Located in United Kingdom, Blewbury Manor, Historic private was designed by Spratley Studios has been commended by the RIBA South for its work on Blewbury Manor in North Oxfordshire. The Henley-based practice extended the private Grade II listed property, utilising an existing courtyard by transforming it into an interior space with a bespoke, curved glass atrium.
The client brief stated the need for a contemporary and practical family home with a sensitive alteration of the existing space. The architect responded with a double-glazed, high-tech glass roof spanning the building’s historic core, allowing shafts of natural sunlight to penetrate the central space and illuminate the living areas. This choice of materials also ensures that the original walls of the Manor can be viewed from inside the new extension, in a seamless integration of old and new spaces.