FOUNDERS OF THE STUDIO FUSE PRACTICE
& OWNERS / CREATORS OF THE BOSHAM, CHICHESTER HOUSE
Photo: James French Photography
THE WATER SHED
When Nina and Daniel bought the plot in Bosham on the outskirts of Chichester, there was a large sludgy pond overpowering the site. This had put many potential vendors off, but what the couple saw was incredible potential.
Daniel had the idea to convert the pond into a natural swimming pond and move the house into the centre of the plot, away from the road - and have it 'floating' over the pond. The idea was that you could simply dive straight out of the kitchen into the water.
In October 2022 it aired on Grand Designs - and was lauded by many as the best property in the show's 20 year history. It has since been featured in multiple publications, won the very prestigious Sussex Heritage Award - and is used by luxury brands for photoshoots and private rentals.
Daniel and Nina integrated their broad skillsets and years of experience within architecture, interiors, nature and the environment - and formed Studio Fuse, an award-winning practice that creates projects that fully integrate nature into the design of the architecture, be it a private residence, a commercial entity or a cultural building. They also collaborate with financiers, investors and site owners to create their own projects.