James' Camp

A Landscape Floor-Plan

Designed for a couple in their seventies who wanted a country retreat, this project is an abstraction of a traditional camp, providing them a unique environment to be in nature, enjoy their art collection and be together. We strongly feel that most architects in the second half of the 20th century have eschewed interior design, concentrating on the envelope and exterior of a building. This, to us, is a wasted opportunity and we aim for there to be no differentiation in our projects between the interior, landscape and building envelope design. This building, in some ways, clearly demonstrates this with the concept as much being driven by the interior as it is the envelope. To a degree it is designed as an anti-building, abstracting an encampment within a landscape, which just happens to be protected from the elements.