HOUSE AT RICHMOND PARK
Status: Concept Design
Location: East Sheen, London
RAW has been appointed to develop proposals for a significant extension to, and partial refurbishment of, a grade II listed arts and crafts house overlooking Richmond Park, London. Originally designed in 1925 by the architect Ernest Sydney Castle, for HS Pyne, headmaster of Warwick School, the building occupied a large plot adjacent to Sheen Gate. The plot was subdivided in the latter part of the 20th century, however the building retained a large garden to the south, and smaller less formal gardens to the west, north and east. The original plans are currently stored at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Working very closely with the planning and conservation officers at the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, RAW are developing understated, well mannered, low key proposals in the spirit of the existing building that have a strong relationship with the garden and park beyond. The proposals respect the architecture and the past, whilst continuing and developing an evolving story.
The final building will be a family home for the long term and will include a strong renewable energy and self sufficiency component.
Protect, conserve and enhance.