Modern house architecture Japanese Inspired Guest Pavilion – Capel Manor House
By Ewan Cameron Architects of Glasgow Scotland
Set in the glorious grounds of Capel Manor House in rural England is a simple but ultra stylish example of modern house architecture. This is in the form of a modernist/minimalist pavilion for the fortunate guests of television producer Remy Blumenfeld. The grounds are typical of an English stately home and designed to give extreme pleasure throughout the changing seasons. It was these spectacular views that largely directed the modern architectural form the guest pavilion would take. The architects ‘Ewan Cameron’ saw the structure as primarily a frame through which the outside world could be brought into focus and fully appreciated by visitors to the pavilion.
The grounds surrounding Capel Manor House are typically grand in their landscape design. The main buildings on the site are fascinating as they represent a ‘potted history’ of architectural development. The original Italianate Manor House is sadly in ruins but a significant ‘example of modern house architecture, by the architect Michael Manser, replaced it in 1971. This ‘Modernist’ house in itself has achieved architectural renown since it was originally designed for an eminent British MP.