Since 2001 we have been working at this Listed private country house estate where the main house and its setting have been transformed by significant extensions to the house, followed by a series of garden features and pavilions in conjunction with the celebrated landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith.

As part of this series of buildings, we designed an extraordinary stone pavilion as a garden folly in the 18th century tradition, in the form of a classical temple whose details are inspired by the work of the great Prussian architect Schinkel, as well as humorous puns upon the owners nickname. The planning application succeeded as a consent for a structure to house the client’s chickens!

In 2012 the national press got hold of the story of the construction of the temple and cartoon versions of the design appeared in several newspapers.



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