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Black Timber House

by HAPA Architects  

Client Private 

Awards RIBA South East Award 2023, RIBA South East Small Project of the Year Award 2023 (sponsored by Gaggenau).  


Black Timber House © Jim Stephenson

The Black Timber House sits calmly but confidently at the edge of Rodmell, a small village south of Lewes. Located amongst feathered-edge timber and flint cottages, the bucolic context produces a site rife with constraints. Sat within the South Downs National Park and a conservation area, it is located at the far end of a single-track road as the adjacent postwar bungalows give way to rolling fields and the River Ouse beyond. 

Read the full citation from the RIBA Awards Jury on RIBA Journal.

Contractor Brian Huntly Builders 

Structural Engineer BLB Chartered Engineers 

Rooflight Glazing Vision 

Glazing Rationel 

Flooring Lazenby 

Timber Flooring Turner Carpentry 

Joinery Forest Joinery 

Gross internal area in m2 176 


Black Timber House © Jim Stephenson


Black Timber House © Jim Stephenson


Black Timber House © Jim Stephenson


Black Timber House © Jim Stephenson


Black Timber House © Jim Stephenson


Black Timber House © Jim Stephenson


Black Timber House © HAPA Architects

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