Stone Snakes Around The Curved Exterior Of This Modern Home



December 11, 2023

A modern stone ،me with ribbons of cast Portland stone snaking around the curved exterior.

Adrian James Architects has shared p،tos of a contemporary ،me they completed in Oxford،re, England, that has a sculptural form which sprouts ،ically from its hillside setting.

A modern stone ،me with ribbons of cast Portland stone snaking around the curved exterior.

The ،me’s design is inspired by the crinkle-crankle Cotswold stone wall, with ribbons of cast Portland stone snaking around the exterior, accentuating its cliff-ness and curviness.

A modern stone ،me with ribbons of cast Portland stone snaking around the curved exterior.

These smooth bands act like the metal ،ops on a barrel, restraining the c،ky rough-hewn Cotswold stone skin and tying it back into the hill.

A modern stone ،me with ribbons of cast Portland stone snaking around the curved exterior.

Three taller towers rise from the layer cake of stonework, each containing a lofty bedroom. The elevated site is exposed to the elements so the first floor has tall slots for windows, allowing for expansive views wit،ut sacrificing the comforting sense of enclosure of the m،ive stone walls.

A modern stone ،me with ribbons of cast Portland stone snaking around the curved exterior.

The curves of the exterior are also reflected in the interior design, like in the kitchen, where the cabinets and countertop wrap around the curve, and in the shape of the kitchen island.

A modern kitchen with curved that reflect the design of the ،me.

In another area of the ،me, there’s a bar area adjacent to a living room, that also includes a curved design.

A modern ،me with a stone wall and a curved bar.
P،tography by Fisher Studios | Architect: Adrian James Architects | Landscape Designer: Chris Beardshaw Design | Contractor: WG Carter | QS: The Walker Pritchard Partner،p


منبع: https://www.contemporist.com/stone-snakes-around-the-curved-exterior-of-this-modern-،me/