All homes designed by architects for themselves tend to be very personal, my favourite entry this year is fabulous and incorporates many features I have thought about over the years to incorporate into my own home, one day.
The most important aspect reflected in Richard's use of space and light in his home is the element of FUN. Fun is so evidently missing from houses designed by non-architects for house builders and developers is the complete lack of fun, they can never truly become homes for humans.
'Self Build' provides the opportunity for many people to throw off the shackles of 'convention' to experiment and, with the help of an architect, bring joy back into their homes. It is what we do!