The artists Antony Gormley and Vicken Parsons bought High House in 2010 and commissioned David Chipperfield Architects to transform the stables into a studio complex.
Situated in 50 hectares of Norfolk parkland, this Grade I listed manor house in Greek Revival style was originally built in 1756, with the addition of the stable block and changes to the main house by the architect W.J. Donthorn in 1829.
The existing stables consist of four towers arranged around a courtyard, and had been neglected for a number of years.The project converts the stable block into a complex of studio, office and guest accommodation by roofing over the courtyard, creating a new link building between the house and the south west tower and upgrades and minor interventions to the manor house.
Thomas Wensing was project architect, successfully preparing two planning applications, and preparing a set of construction documents for the link building, which is scheduled for completion in summer 2013. All heritage documentation was prepared by him, with support of Julian Harrap.
Status: Under Construction
Location: King's Lynn, GB
My Role: Project Architect
Additional Credits: David Chipperfield Architects; Franz Borho, Patrick Überbacher, Erlend Skjeseth, Manuel Shvartzberg, Demian Erbar
Julian Harrap Architects