Turn End, a new 45 minute documentary film by award winning film director Murray Grigor and director of photography Hamid Shams, has just been released on DVD. Turn End tells the story of the creation of the group of three houses and garden and how their design reflects the unique features of the old English village, Haddenham village.
Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener, explains some of the work she undertakes at the start of the year including cutting back perennials and pruning wisteria.
Margot De Caster and Emma De Leeuw are students of Interior Architecture at Sint-Lucas in Ghent, part of The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (KU Leuven) a research university in Flanders, Belgium. They recently studied Turn End as part of their Second Bachelor Interior Architecture. Margot and Emma talk about their project.
On 30 November 2017 Turn End's garden was listed on Historic England's Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.
Every winter brings the same question…to cut back fading herbaceous growth as it becomes battered by increasingly inclement weather. Or to not? By Jackie Hunt, Turn End's Gardener.
The Turn End Trust organises an annual lecture on architecture and landscape. This year’s lecture was given by Dr. Alan Powers, titled ‘Modern Houses: The Smooth and the Hairy’. Alan writes and talks on art, design and architecture, with a particular knowledge of private houses of the 20th Century. Here, Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener recalls the lecture.
On Saturday 3rd June, Turn End Trust hosted its first Turn End tour visiting four built projects in Buckinghamshire by Aldington Craig and Collinge (Peter Aldington's former practice). A group of 20 enthusiasts joined Peter and explored inside four private houses not usually open to visitors. The houses visited exhibit principles for which the practice is known including open planning and the linking of indoors and outdoors, village houses that are sympathetic to their locality yet make a striking contribution to the environment, and the simplicity, directness and honesty of building and materials. Here Mike Stiff, Director of Stiff and Trevillion Architects gives his account of the day.
It was revealed on Thursday evening that the Murphy House in Edinburgh is the winner of the RIBA / Grand Designs House of the Year 2016.
The multi-award winning house is the home of architect and Turn End’s Patron, Richard Murphy. The house has taken nearly ten years in the planning. Murphy House has already won an RIBA National Award, the Saltire Society “Best New House in Scotland” Award, a Civic Trust National Award, the Edinburgh Architectural Association “Building of the Year” and the Architects’ Journal UK “House of the Year.”