Sandpath

Private house

A self-build house for a private client just outside Oxford (Adrian James, 2014)

Image © Adrian James

Photo © Adrian James / David Fisher

This modest house, about the size and shape of two stacked shipping containers, was built from a flat-pack of insulated timber panels. Yet the result, according to the RIBA jury, is “an utterly simple and delightful building that has been extremely well thought through by the architect, evidently a labour of love by a highly skilled ‘self-build’ client/project manager.”

Awards: RIBA South Region Award 2016; RIBA Sustainability Award 2016; Sunday Times British Homes Award 2015, “Best House in the UK”

New Inn Road, Beckley, OX3 9SU

Interior photo © Adrian James

Interior photo © Adrian James / David Fisher