This uncompromisingly modern, eye-catching new home was built on the edge of historic Bury St Edmunds overlooking the meadows beside the River Linnet, perfectly complementing the 1970’s modernist home designed by Michael Hopkins that sits next door.
The site called for a very specific design, providing the open plan sustainable living space that the owners required whilst fitting into its surroundings and not dominating its neighbours. The solution, created by Modece Architects, was to create a home divided into two distinct elements one for living and one for the bedrooms.
The two blocks both include IDSystems theEDGE ultra-slim sliding doors that look out over a natural swimming pool and are joined by an internal link that features large fixed frame windows that break down the density of the building and provide light throughout the structure.
This stunning design was entered into the RIBA Suffolk Awards, where it won the prestigious 2017 Design Award. The video below is the submission for the awards completed by the architects.
RIBA Suffolk Design Awards 2017 – Hunters House