Posted by: The Zinc Roofer | January 31, 2009

Clarke House by Roderick James


Contemporary cliff-top house with moss-sedum roofs. Winner of RIBA Town and Country Design Award 2002 and I must say it deserves every bit of it. I’m a big fan of oak frame houses. It’s a wonderful material and so flexible. You can do so much with it, with careful choice of timbers and using the natural curve and strength of this fantastic hardwood. And in a setting such as this oak is a very sympathetic choice of materials as it gives the building a very organic feel. The curves of the building and the choice of moss-sedum on the roof only adds to this. Roderick James is fast becoming a favourite architect of mine. Enjoy the rest of the pictures.








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