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Michael Ruthenbury




view along South North axis through rooms



The project will -

Utilise the existing enfillade arrangement of rooms.

Maintain the existing connection to landscape with views, axis and routes

The building becomes a functional container for the production of art and its curatorship

Look to the building for inspiration

The new is not subservient whilst neither is the old.

Reclad the existing to make spaces habitable

Offer flexible spaces that can be used as needs arise

But the building will still have an organisational logic that connects the building to its program as well as orientation and landscape.


Sutton Scarsdale Hall



Interior views


Making flexible spaces that could be used as dormitories or studios










Model of pavilion




Sutton Scarsdale Hall


Beginning to inhabit Sutton Scarsdale Hall




plans of the Hall




Roms and descriptions