Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann Architects

By Jessica – Classes: Art, Decorative Add-ons, Dining Area, Fireplace, Furniture, Houses, Interior Design, Kitchen, Lighting, Living Area, Remodeling, Staircase, Wall Decor   

Astley Castle is a historical framework renovated by Witherford Watson Mann Architects and positioned in Astley, England.

Winner of the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize, the constructing was turned into a personal residence that was finished in 2012.


Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann Architects:

“Astley is a remote web site with wealthy historic resonance: a moated castle, lake, church and the ghost of pleasure gardens are grouped around a shallow ridge. Soon after decades of decline and decay, the undertaking opens this personal estate for public entry through a ne2rk of new pathways and salvages the ruins of the castle, binding them into a vivid new residence for the Landmark Believe in.

Modern brick, concrete and timber development sits directly on the medieval rubble walls, re-occupying the ancient manor property, while Tudor and Jacobean wings are retained as outside rooms.

The large gashes in the ruined walls have been retained, generating it an unusually light castle. The residence is animated by slashes of sunlight on stone walls and views more than the ancient landscape.

At the dining table, you search out from twelfth and twenty-initial century construction to fifteenth and 6teenth century walls – the dialogue across the centuries frames conversations between friends.”

Photographs courtesy of Witherford Watson Mann Architects

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