Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

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Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

A rounded wall of recycled clay tiles converges with walls of white bricks at this village house in Sussex, England.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

London studio Adam Richards Architects designed the two-storey house, named Mission Hall, which is situated beneath the branch canopy of an oak tree.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

Rows of flowerbeds in the rear garden conceal a network of pipes, which harvest rainwater for reuse, and a ground-sourced heat pump that warms the house.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

Bedrooms occupy the ground floor of the building, while living rooms are located upstairs.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

Other English houses we've featured on Dezeen include a shingle clad holiday home in Kent and a family home of converted warehouses in Bath.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

Photography is by Tim Brotherton & Katie Lock.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

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Mission Hall

Mission Hall is a new, sustainable contemporary house in Sussex.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

It was built on a very tight village site for a couple who love to cook and entertain, and one of whom works from home.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

Sitting under the canopy of a mature oak tree, the complex form of this house and its rich palette of materials, including white brick and re-used tiles, reflect its rural setting.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

The cave-like atmosphere of the ground floor bedrooms heightens the contrast with the light, airy living spaces above, which enjoy spectacular views across open country from under the house’s undulating roof-scape.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

The design extends into the garden, where a strip of planted beds defines the underground routes of pipes for rainwater collection and the ground source heat pump.

Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

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  • Atom Ant

    Lovely project! We can see lot´s of "care" in small details! Congratulations! P.S: im not a friend of the authors! :) – also: take more pics when the garden and the trees are full of life!

  • James

    Such a nice house. The use of recycled bricks looks great. Looks like a warm place to live and the views look good to. Good work

  • xtiaan

    Im not convinced, its got a "early 80s suburban modernist, brown aluminum window frames and red hot pokers in the garden" vibe going on (not helped by all the brushed aluminium door handles and lights). I appreciate they are trying to use the vernacular of the local architecture, but theres just something about its application that totally doesnt gell.

    The cabinet/room divider in the dining room is pretty sweet tho.

    • onvn

      What's wrong with an "early 80s suburban modernist, brown aluminum window frames and red hot pokers in the garden"?

  • Monic

    Beautiful, very well worked… nice detailing

  • Crackerjack

    A good example of how modernist housing can still be sympathetic to it's traditional surroundings. Well done guys.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1055541516 Sasha Melentyeva

    Love it very much, tnx for sharing it, all the views are perfect, the whole composition is perfect

  • http://bliggedy.blogspot.com/ anna

    quietly lovely! i like it.

  • Christopher

    It has an oast house feel, love it

  • simon h

    Beautifully composed house with loads of storage. great detailing and pallette of materials. I would certainly live here. Absolutely love it!