A House for a Gardener, Munstead Wood

October – November 2016

Precedent Research

The models and drawings explore Munstead Wood, a house designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens for gardener Gertrude Jekyll (built 1896–97); located in Godalming, Surrey, England.

The work traces spatial sequences and the tectonic relationship between heavy-weight masonry construction and lightweight timber components. The focus of the study is the hall at ground floor level, the principal living room, and the cantilevered first floor gallery above, which projects beyond the north wall by 1.5m.

The architectural approach demonstrates ways to define territory and place through scale, proportion, and tectonic resolution.