Watson House named as a 'Wonder' by Building


Watson House was named as the 'wonder' in Oliver Richards, director of ORMS Architecture, 'Wonders & Blunders' feature in Building magazine (issue 13.04.2012).


Richards commented that 'My wonder is small and discreet - without invisibility it would never have received planning consent in its sensitive New Forest setting.  The Watson House is delightful.  It lifts your spirits to see a simple yet thoroughly inspirational house sitting comfortably in its landscape.'


Designed by John Pardey Architects, Richards continues that 'the building is uncomplicated, elegant and ticks all the environmental boxes.  This is the optimism of the post-war period made to work with modern and vast sustainable technology.  I find it a poetic building, which is all too rare in the English environment for new homes.'


The superstructure of Watson House is constructed from KLH cross-laminated timber.


To read Oliver Richards feature in full, click on the link in the download section.