Lawson Park Lake District, Coniston Building, Grizedale Arts Project in Cumbria

Lawson Park, Lake District : Coniston Building

Cumbrian Architecture Development, northwest England, UK – design by Sutherland Hussey Architects

19 May 2011

Lawson Park Coniston

Design: Sutherland Hussey Architects

Lawson Park, Coniston Building: Grizedale Arts Project
image : Sutherland Hussey Architects

Lawson Park – Building Information

Location: East of Lake, Coniston, Cumbria
Architect: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Client: Grizedale Arts, Adam Sutherland Director
Contractor: Leck Construction
Contract Value: £910,000
Date of completion: May 2009
Gross internal area: 392 sqm

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images : Sutherland Hussey Architects

An ancient farmhouse, outbuildings and gardens on an isolated Lake District hillside have been refurbished to provide both a home for the curator, as well as living space, work space and residencies for visiting artists.

Lawson Park, Coniston Building in Cumbria
image from architects

A split-level section is employed to bring together old and new, and provides enjoyable vistas and connections between living, working and eating. The volumes created are celebrated by boldly sculpted ceilings that define space with the light.

The limited existing apertures in the ancient walls are similarly sculpted on the inside to draw the eye to the magnificent views. This an ongoing project in which a skilful series of architectural insertions enable, inspire and respond to the making of and thinking about art.

Lawson Park : RIBA Award winner – May 2011

Lawson Park building in the Lake District images / information from RIBA

Sutherland Hussey Architects, an architectural practice based in Leith, Edinburgh, south east Scotland

Location: Coniston, Lake District, Cumbria, north west England, UK

English Architecture

Contemporary Architecture in England – architectural selection below:

English Architecture Design – chronological list

Cumbrian Buildings

Grizedale Forest – Education Centre, Lake District
Design: Sutherland Hussey Architects
Cumbrian building
picture from architect
Grizedale Forest Masterplan – Cumbrian Architecture Competition winner

Lake District building : Sutherland Hussey

English House – Selection

El Ray, Kent, southeast England
Design: Simon Conder Associates
El Ray
photo © Paul Smoothy
El Ray : Stephen Lawrence Prize winner 2009

Peasmarsh House, East Sussex
Design: Hut Architecture
Sussex house
picture from architect
Sussex house

The Schaefer House, Cheshire
Design: MBLA Architects + Urbanists
Schaefer House
picture from architect
Schaefer House

English Architecture Offices – architecture practice contact details for design firms located in England

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