Manser shortlist 2010 - winner to be announced 11.11.10

Hunsett Mill
Norfolk

Architect: Acme
Client: Catriona Dodsworth

Hunsett Mill is a specific response to a specific place in the fragile context of the Norfolk Broads. The new house is conceived as a shadow of the retained cottage and is clad in black, charred Japanese oak, adding to its shadow-like appearance, with flush windows giving it a sense of insubstantiality. It is brilliant and beautifully realized idea. The overall impact is arresting - more truly a piece of art than a recognizable piece of rural, domestic architecture.

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