Flint house, a seam of flint surrounded by sloughed fields has just won the coveted RIBA House of the year 2015. Fighting off some stiff competition and shortlist of 15 other beautifully designed properties. The designers; Skene Catling De La peña, took on the project as ‘part of the landscape or a geological extrusion’.
The winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) House of the Year prize was announced as the climax of a TV series shown on Channel 4 last night.
Commissioned by Jacob Rothschild, head of the historic banking family and lord of the Waddesdon Manor estate where the house is located, Flint House is a wedge-shaped home for a visiting art curator.
The designers have said they feel open plan living may be going out of style, as families are now looking for smaller private spaces