Clients & projects

Caring Wood

Caring Wood is is an extensive country home for three generations of the same family, incorporating formal, communal and private spaces. Set in 84 acres in Kent, its brief was twofold: to embody the spirit of the English country house and estate in a design that would embrace its context and landscape; and to provide a sustainable home for life, both in the sense of carbon neutrality and in terms of a flexible design that can accommodate an entire family and evolve with them, potential being extended for future generations.

The significant scale of the project encouraged James Macdonald Wright (of Macdonald Wright Architects) to invite Niall Maxwell (of Rural Office for Architecture) to collaborate on the realisation of Caring Wood.

Theresa worked with them to raise awareness of the project which won a RIBA Regional Award, a RIBA Regional Sustainability Award and RIBA House of the Year.