Darlington House is a compact, indoor-outdoor space which prioritises seamless connection with the outdoors and a minimal impact on its environment. A plethora of adaptable openings and the way in which an individual is guided through the house around it’s courtyard core underlines the fact that it is what is not seen that defines the space.

For justice to be achieved humanity must be both flexible and transparent. These concepts have been instilled throughout Darlington House in its permeability through louvres and windows and adaptability to differing uses.


The prioritisation of compact design and outdoor space has informed every decision, from planning to final execution. Through the accumulation of small details and thoughts throughout the design process, the space becomes not a series of walls and floors, but a place which grows and changes with the seasons, the clients and passage of time.

By Sophie Peterson.

All work is my own unless otherwise stated.

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