Carmody Groarke creates two ruin-like pavilions in the grounds of English country home.
The owners of a rural house in East Sussex, UK, hired London-based architecture firm Carmody Groarke to design additional accommodation alongside their main dwelling. Titled ‘Two Pavilions’, the project combines complex renovation as well as modern engineering.
For the first pavilion, the architects embedded board-marked in situ concrete into the banks of a man-made lake. The partly buried structure opens towards the views via a large window and deck area. Reclaimed oak lines the walls of this guest suite, while the decor features a bed and a freestanding bath. To connect the volume to the main house, the team built a 40m-long underground tunnel which boasts an exposed galvanized steel structure and a wooden pathway.