Burd Haward Architects

Burd Haward Architects
24 Wolsey Mews
London NW5 2DX

T: 020 7267 9815

NT Red House

The Red House is a seminal Arts & Crafts building designed by Philip Webb in 1860.  Our work included conversion of the existing coach house to provide improved entrance café space, and a new pavilion housing new visitor WCs.

The pavilion was the first new structure on the site since the house was built, and its design involved detailed negotiation with the local authority, English Heritage as well as National Trust.  The form of this modest building mirrors the existing stable building nearby, whilst reading clearly as a contemporary addition. By acting as a ‘book-end’ to the adjacent Coach House it creates a new relationship between the outbuildings.  It is clad entirely in timber with a timber roof, timber boarded walls and carefully detailed open timber louvres for ventilation.  Internally the spaces are lined with ply and the roof volume is expressed.


Client:   The National Trust

Stages: RIBA 0 - 6

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Arts & Heritage