The proposals set out to provide a contextually appropriate response to the site; combining a sensitive architectural approach with modern living spaces, a contemporary and high standard of detailing and landscape design that complement the beautiful setting of Shoreham beach.
The concept is derived from an interest in creating a journey through a coastal landscape, and how such a landscape could be manipulated to create a home. The concept also takes influence from the contrast between solidity and mass in the ground-plane and lightweight, airy timber interventions so often found in coastal environments.
A raised ground-plane is inhabited with such spaces that require a secure, solid, shaded environment, whilst simultaneously lifting the site surface to a level which enjoys panoramic views of the coastal setting.
Spaces which require high levels of light and air, and a relationship with the external environment, are arranged as a journey through and over the raised ground-plane and employ a lightweight construction typology.
Context and environment are important drivers for the selection of external materials and for us it was important that the face brickwork matched the tonal qualities of the beach pebbles.
Construction commenced on site early 2020 and was completed early 2022, 6 months later than anticipated due to the COVID pandemic.
Our clients are delighted with their new family home and appreciate the quality, views and spaces achieved through a collaborative design approach.