ZOOMORPHIC
Ushida Findlay

Name of project
Grafton New Hall

Location
Grafton,

Cheshire
Country
England
Dates
2001 -
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Grafton New Hall is a reworking of the old theme of the English country house, taking into account contemporary social and environmental sensitivities.
Ushida Findlay's design dispenses with the grandeur that traditionally signifies dominion over the land and the local peasantry. Instead, the low-level design blends with the landscape.
Radiating limbs house guest bedrooms, a swimming pool, a cinema and so on. The plan is determined by the position of the sun at the time when each space is likely to be used. Occupants follow the sun during the course of the day - as in many a traditional country house, in fact.