The Drop House's singular appearance is formed by a number of elements, including an inclined stair wall which provides the focal point of the house, and the suspended 'water drop' which bestows its name. The compact five-bedroom home optimises its site conditions by taking advantage of the southerly aspect to maximise solar gain. The fluid, open-plan living extends outside at various points with rooms opening out into the garden, making an integrated whole of interior and exterior environments.
Photography David Grandorge and Tim Brotherton
2002 FX Award. Finalist
2001 Hertfordshire Association Architects Award. Best Building