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Dune House

Location : Thorpeness, England
Building type : Holiday House
Client : Living Architecture
Size : 250 m²
Schedule : Completed 2011  
Collaborating architect: : Mole Architects Ltd.
Primary architects : Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli.

 

To get a planning permission it was important to relate to the existing, typical, British seaside strip of houses. The roofscape, the bedroom floor, somehow plays with the formal presence of these buildings, and also brings into mind a romantic remembrance of holidays at bed- and breakfasts while traveling through the UK.
The ground floor contrasts this by its lack of relationship to the architecture of the top floor. The living area and the terraces are set into the dunes in order to protect it form the strong winds, and opens equally in all directions to allow for wide views. The corners can be opened by sliding doors; this will emphasize the floating appearance of the top floor.

 
JARMUND/VIGSNÆS AS ARKITEKTER MNAL