The latest awards are for his company BBM Sustainable Design’s work on a new contemporary low carbon country house and other buildings set in a beautiful 275-acre rural estate near Hadlow Down.
The buildings are constructed using local materials including sweet chestnut timber for wall finishes and furniture, and waste timber for insulation and incorporate a newly refurbished 19th century oast house and a new pool house all set within a stunning landscape designed by Sussex-based Landscape Architects Studio Engleback.
BBM won the two RIBA Awards last year for their Brighton Waste House project for the University of Brighton. Waste timber from this grand country house project was re-used to construct the roof of the Waste House. So these two quite different architectural projects are both linked by a desire to reduce resources consumed in their construction.
Duncan Baker-Brown said: “It is a huge honour to receive this recognition from our peers. Winning an award for architectural design and a separate award for sustainability is particularly satisfying as it draws upon the research and teaching my partner Ian McKay and I do within the university’s School of Art, Design and Media.”