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Date
1960
Region
UK
Sector
Residential
Budget
< £1m
Themes
Climate
Client
Private
Location
Hampshire
Size
55sqm

Horder House is a reaction to a specific site and climate. Concerned with the method of its realization, it uses simple but expressive details.

Horder House

Horder House was designed and built by Ted Cullinan for his uncle, Mervyn Horder. The house is long, thin and south-facing in a crease in the landscape of Hampshire where a steep wooded bank joins a flattish, grassy valley floor.

It is a single space, serviced by a small kitchen. It has a bedroom and a shower at either end, in which the beds are on the enlarged window cills, cantilevered over the wild garden. So, by sliding open the windows you can ‘sleep out’.

Climate

Today the Horder House might be called a passive solar house, gaining from its southern aspect and protected by bamboo screens from the over-powering summer sun.