Astley Castle, Witherford Watson Mann

A contemporary house inserted in the castle ruins Astley , Warwickshire twelfth century , designed by architects Witherford Watson Mann. This project has won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 for the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year . This is the first time the London architectural firm has been nominated for the award, the building designed by an architect registered in the United Kingdom is granted annually . It is the first house and the first restoration project which won the RIBA award in its 18 year history.

Large cuts in the ruined walls have been preserved, so it is an unusually bright castle. The house is animated by the sunlight on the stone walls and views over the ancient landscape. In the dining room table , looking out construction XII and XXI century modern century dialogue through the centuries framed conversations between friends.

By: Carlos García Garzón