Rostill Court House
The design intent was to create a single monolithic entity as if carved from one solid stone block.
The pavilion on the uppermost level was intended to read as negative detail with a blade roof that floats over the top of the object. The limestone block walls were carried up over the terrace areas to form a parapet balcony edge. This edge accentuates the obliqueness of the building and emphasises the floating illusion of the roof. The roof is then translated as though it is separated from the stone block via a glass slot.
A rubble-stone plinth allows the change in level to occur in the landscape. It provides a bold juxtaposition to the carved stone block.