Mountain View with Can Architecture
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In this episode, I talk to the architect Mat Barnes, founder of London studio Can Architecture. We talk about the home he has designed for himself and his family, Mountain View. It is a renovation and extension of an Edwardian terrace house.

Like many renovated houses of this type It has been extended at the rear, with lightweight glass doors opening onto the garden. However, inspired by seeing pictures of a Disneyland mountain rollercoaster in construction, he has topped it with his very own expanded aluminium mountain.

In the episode we talk about the mountain, the many other original and inspiring features of the house and the various influences that went into this incredibly original design.

At the end of the episode, I ask Mat the three questions I ask all my podcast guests;
– what really annoys him about his home?
– what house has he visited that has really inspired him?
– and, if he could choose anyone to design him a new house, who would he choose?

If you would like to find out more about Mountain View, you can see images of the house on the episode page at

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