There’s nothing conventional about this practice. Husband-and-wife team Sophie Goldhill and David Liddicoat are masters of space and form.
Set up in 2010, Liddicoat & Goldhill first turned heads by transforming their own 890-square-foot house in North London into a feat of charcoal bricks, glossy white marble and organic larch beams. Since then, they have become known for their crafted, tactile, atmospheric spaces and structures, in both restricted footprints and sprawling plots. Experimenting with materiality is at the core of this practice – each project pays tribute to their sensuality and their expression.
Their ethos is captured in their Ancient Party Barn project – the reinterpretation of an 18th-century structure where high-tech mechanisms open it up to the countryside views and a corten helical staircase that cantilevers from the tapered chimney. With more than one self-build project under their belt, their experience affords them a sensitive approach that is practical in both scope and budget but imaginative in its architectural solutions. Completed projects are emotional, engaging and unexpected.
Completed projects are emotional, engaging and unexpected.