Wildfowl Cottage — Cambridge

Designed to compliment the rescue of a derelict former waterside inn, this new room provides a refuge above the 100-year flood level.

Through an exceptionally long gestation, with prolonged exchange with the planning and conservation authority, a single room has been created which responds carefully to the rich contexts of the listed house and the remarkable surrounding landscape.

The room is thought of as a contemporary interpretation of a vernacular building and demonstrates that careful modern design is appropriate in the context of a listed building. It rejects the notion that conservation work should be bland and bloodless.


RIBA Small Project Award

Wildfowl Cottage — Cambridge


RIBA Regional Award

Wildfowl Cottage — Cambridge

Photography by Richard Davies



Gwydir Street
Cambridge CB1 2LJ
t +44 (0)1223 516009
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Unit 14
21 Wren Street
London WC1X 0HF
t +44 (0)20 7837 7221
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