MWAI visit Flint House
The 2014 Architecture Club Summer Trip proved a hit with the MWAI team. The first stop was Turn End, where Peter Aldington and Jackie Hunt (Turn End’s head gardener) gave a guided tour around the beautiful Turn End gardens which have been created and grown as a natural extension to the house. Next stop was Waddesdon Manor and the Windmill Hill project, the creation of the Rothschild Archive in the heart of Waddesdon Estate.
And last but certainly not least was Flint House. The building has been described as having a rawness that echoes the landscape, jutting from the ground like a collision of tectonic plates, a man made mountain that follows the profile of the existing trees. The architecture becomes an optical device, at once a platform, frame and lens for viewing the surrounding landscape and context.
Thank you Architecture Club for a wonderful day!