Rugby School Day House
Architect: TSH Architects
PROJECT VALUE: £4.5m
DATE: 2013 - 2017
Solid was appointed to work with TSH in delivering a new four-block day house at Rugby School. The scheme provides study rooms for 59 pupils centred around a shared, landscaped, cloistered courtyard, together with two first-floor 150-seater dining halls.
The triple-gabled frontage has been designed to respond to the adjacent Victorian gothic villas, while the use of polychromatic brickwork establishes a visual link with William Butterfield’s chapel and academic buildings on the main school campus.
The study room blocks are constructed in load-bearing masonry with cut timber roofs, while the rear dining hall has an exposed reinforced concrete frame with an RC flat slab and cantilevering balconies at first floor, an RC ring beam supporting bespoke wire-tied timber feature trusses and steel cantilever canopies to form the roof scape. All elements of the dining hall block have been modelled and analysed using the MasterSeries building design suite.