We teamed with Amin Taha Architects to design a private residential building in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. The design was chosen after a RIBA international competition in which the brief asked for a Palladian villa on the bank of the river.
The site includes three sections; the gate house (guest house), main villa and boat house. These required the creation of a hierarchy of use in order to plan spatial layouts, and due to the floodplain, the main villa needed to be raised 1.5 m from the ground. In addition, a linear ornamental pond stretches between the gate house and main villa, all surrounded by a carefully planned garden.
The structure consists of multiple materials, such as white concrete in formal areas, with timber and Corten for informal accommodation, such as the gatehouse and kitchen/utility rooms of the main villa.
Private residential project in Oxfordshire, a neoclassical design in a landscaped garden
Amin Taha Architects
- 2018 RIBA Regional Award