Lord Rothschild’s distinctive Flint House wins RIBA’s 2015 House of the Year
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Located on Lord Rothschild’s Waddeson Manor estate in Buckinghamshire, the 465-square-meter Flint House and 115-square-meter annex rise from the ground like geological extrusions with sharply sloped roof covered in a series of steps. Inspired by the local flint-rich landscape, the architects clad the sculptural buildings in eighty tons of flint handpicked from English quarries and graded into eight color tones. The facade slowly gradates from the darker and rougher flint at the base to refined...