Shadow House – Jonathan Tuckey Design

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Jonathan Tuckey Design :

At Shadow House, Jonathan Tuckey s team has converted a Grade II listed Chapel in Colerne, Wiltshire into a family home. The 19th century chapel provides living accommodation while the new addition to the rear house bedrooms and bathrooms overlooking the dry-stone walled garden.

Jonathan Tuckey describes their building,

ai???Conceived as a shadow of the chapel, the silhouette of the new building, echoes the simple nature of the existing bath stone; ai???The name ai???Shadow House thus followed and is perhaps reinforced by the blackened timber cladding used on the walls and roof which is a reference to the tin tabernacle churches that are vernacular to the West

Jonathan Tuckey Design s building makes use of changes of level to keep the overall height of the building as low as possible. A glazed transparent passage which can be opened entirely in warmer weather links the extension back to the chapel where the mid-19th century spaces have been refurbished.

Tuckey studied anthropology and is particularly interested in what design says about how we live and how design can help liberate our current ideas and values. The now completed Shadow House project by the practice is a good example of this approach.


Studio: Jonathan Tuckey Design

Project name: Shadow House

Year: 2007

Location: Colerne, Wiltshire, UK

Client: Private

Size : 300 Sqm

Image credits Courtesy of: Dirk Lindner






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