AVDC Design Awards 2012

Winners from the AVDC Design Awards 2012

New Inn Visitor Centre, Stowe Landscape Gardens

Winner of the Design Awards plaque for outstanding design


The original inn has been restored and new buildings sympathetically created around it on the footprint of the former farm complex. This has created the new visitor facility including a restaurant, shop and conference facilities, also interpretation areas to learn about the gardens and the experience of the 18th century visitor.

  • Designed by: Cowper Griffith Architects LLP
  • Built by ISG: InteriorExterior PLC for the National Trust.

Rammamere, Stockgrove

Winner of the Design Awards plaque for outstanding design

A contemporary house designed to provide a spacious naturally lit home linking the inside to the outside. Timber, copper, masonry tiles and expanses of glass are sensitively used to achieve a harmonious modern design.

  • Designed by: Nicolas Tye Architects
  • Built by: Ellmer Construction for Mr & Mrs Jackson

Beam Cottage, Cuddington

Highly Commended

A refurbishment and restoration of a Grade II listed cottage and the addition of a contemporary extension to add spaces and facilities to make a 
family home.

  • Designed and owned by: Simon Shaw, Beam Cottage Architects
  • Built by: Tradhus Ltd

The Old Brewery House, Ivinghoe 

Highly Commended

A Grade II listed property in the conservation area which has been sensitively restored from its previous use as a youth hostel. A modern extension has been replaced with a new single storey extension designed to complement the Georgian building.

  • Designed by: Cannon, Morgan & Rheinberg Partnership
  • Built by: Mars Building Contractors for Mrs & Mrs Hopcroft

Buckmaster Farm, Horton 

Commended

A traditionally styled house for a three generation family which takes full advantage of long reaching views and is designed with energy and water saving features.

  • Designed by: Ivan J Clarke & John W Barrett for Mr & Mrs Sheard

Cartref Barn, Grendon Underwood 

Commended

A careful restoration of an 18th century timber framed barn to provide a modern family home whilst maintaining its original appearance and materials together with energy and eco-friendly design.

  • Designed by: Radclyffe Associates
  • Built by: Owlsworth IJP Ltd for Mr & Mrs Duke

The Granary, Chearsley 

Commended 

A turreted extension to a stone building in the conservation area. The extension gives extra space with panoramic views and is a new landmark within the village.

  • Designed by: BSA Chesters Ltd
  • Built by: John Allen for Mr & Mrs Green

The Serpentine, Aylesbury 

Commended

A modern housing development in the form of a sinuous terraced faceted building. This new community provides 94 homes varying in size and tenure to suit a variety of housing needs.

  • Designed by: Make Architects
  • Built by: Denne Construction for Thames Valley Housing Association / Leadbitter

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