A marriage of the new and the ancient is not always successful. Here, a breathtaking project where a contemporary house was inserted behind the walls of a ruined 12th-century castle in Warwickshire, England, architect Witherford Watson Mann. The history is fascinating. This mediaeval Castle was once the home of an aristocratic English family, but has been in ruins since 1970s, until a fire demolished the hotel that occupied the building at that time. Now, it has a rebirth. Photography by: Hélène Binet and Philip Vile.