Introducing the Rural Modernists

In last Friday’s Times, Harry Mount penned a piece about the Modernism that is beginning to infuse rural architecture.

Typically, the countryside has been architecturally staid, with new properties cleaving firmly to the styles of old: thatched cottages, brick piles and Tudor mansions. But this is beginning to change.

Conran and Partners, our London and Brighton architects, have worked on a number of more daring projects in recent years, three of which are profiled by Mount. He also spoke to Roger Mavity, our CEO:

“We don’t really produce a distinctive look, except that we would call it broadly modern, with a hatred of pastiche. We want the buildings to look stylish and simple – anti-fuss. But there must be a sense of humanity and an understanding that you’re in the country – there should be a relationship between indoors and outdoors.”

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