We are delighted to announce that Font House wins three RIBA 2018 awards. Font House at Nevill Holt is one of seven buildings to have won a 2018 RIBA East Midlands Award. Additionally, Font House also won the region’s Conservation Award along with the Project Architect Award. This was awarded to our Project Architect and certified Passivhaus Designer, Diana Dina.
Font House was designed in collaboration with landscape garden designer Rupert Golby and interior designer Ann Boyd, in the grounds of Nevill Holt, Leicestershire.
Nevill Holt includes a series of historic walled gardens, linked together by small pathways and openings.
Replacing a tired 1960s bungalow, the house takes on a symmetrical form standing clear of the historic garden walls with the composed presence of a pavilion. The material pallette draws on local sources and inspiration from the main hall with a series of hand-crafted bronze roofs set on ironstone facades. The house opens onto a south facing terrace, wrapped by two ponds and framed by wysteria-clad pergolas.
The internal layout balances a refined and intimate living space with a setting for entertainment. Private wings flank an open plan pavilion room, centred around a fireplace which opens out directly onto the terrace. Slender-framed sliding glazed screens blur the boundary between inside and out.
To view our award entry, please view the RIBA Website
To view our team, please click here https://www.gluckmansmith.com/team/
We are very happy to have been named in Country Life’s list of top Architects for a second year.
Click here to read more on the Country Life website. For the full article, click here to download a PDF.
Gluckman Smith is delighted to have obtained Planning consent from Cotswold District Council for the creation of contemporary rural workspace near Cirencester. The scheme involves the conversion of an historic stone mill into 6,000 sqft of contemporary office and estate facilities. A landscaping scheme around the mill accompanies the proposal.
With their experience of designing contemporary rural workspace and working with historic buildings in the Local Planning Authority, Gluckman Smith were approached to find a solution for this large redundant farm building. Consent was obtained via delegated powers following a constructive enquiry for pre-application advice.
A design was developed to reflect the character of the estate in which it is situated. Working within the constraints of the existing stone walls, a layout has been achieved which will provide a modern and flexible space which can accommodate future change. A light industrial feel of the internal spaces is created, with exposed masonry walls, a heated concrete floor and expressed timber structure in the roof.
We have been working on a model proposal for outbuildings for a project in a Cotswold Estate
10th October – Autumn Lecture at The Garden Museum
A Twenty-First Century Country House Revival
Rupert Golby, Thomas Smith (Architect, Glukman Smith) and guest will be discussing their collaboration at Nevill Holt, Leicestershire
The gardens at Nevill Holt in Leicestershire have a long and varied history, appearing on the Estate Map of 1661. For much of the twentieth century, the heritage of the Hall and grounds lay dormant with the site’s use as a boys’ preparatory school. Since 2005 garden designer Rupert Golby has undertaken gradual transformation of the gardens, with the Hall restored to its historic use as a family home.
Nevill Holt is now host to a flourishing and critically acclaimed opera festival. During the summer months, opera goers enjoy an immersive experience in the gardens, interspersed with contemporary works of sculpture and architecture. With Tom Smith of Gluckman Smith Architects and a second guest, Rupert will guide us through this transformative tale.
We are delighted to announce the lauch of Gluckman Smith’s door knob collarboration with Joseph Giles.
Now available for purchase through their website:
We have recently submitted planning for two new dwellings in Lambeth
We are pleased to announce that we won planning permission for our Farmhouse project in Cornwall
Our beautifully crafted door handles have been used in our lastest project Font House
Our new house in Leicestershire is completed just in time for summer
Gluckman Smith team together at Great Western studios. Shot by Rachael Smith.
When stones become walls; our site in Leicestershire progresses further.