Kennedy Residence: a replacement house on a site that sits at the westernmost end of a linear village in the Chilterns, with distant views to the west and north across rolling farmland.
James Morris (b. 1963) is a British photographer whose work focuses principally on landscape and the built environment. Known earlier in his career primarily as an architectural photographer, over the last decade he has looked more broadly at landscape issues from urbanism to human conflict.
Completed in 2014, Cheeran House was the recipient of RIBA South Regional and RIBA National awards in 2016, and featured on Grand Designs as a candidate for the RIBA House of the Year. The house can be found in Lower Basildon, a rural Berkshire village, quietly situated close to a tranquil stretch of the River Thames, between Pangbourne and Goring.
The decision to encapsulate the remains of the 17th century cottage with almost everything left intact, including the dry ivy branches and the trimmings, in a modern house is both bold and brave and is successfully carried out by the project team.