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Mission Hall by Adam Richards Architects

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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