Thorpeness Beach House

 

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Located on the Suffolk coast, this house has been designed to maximise the potential of its spectacular setting. Responding to the site’s orientation, views, and wider context, the design comprises two distinct single-storey blocks—expressed as heavy masonry elements—with a lightweight timber structure spanning above.

These ‘book-end’ elements have limited and carefully orchestrated apertures, appearing more like garden walls which serve to maintain privacy for inhabitants and neighbours alike. The wide opening between them acts as the primary family living area, allowing a blurring of the line between the house and the wider landscape, creating a fluidity across the site: to the garden and woodland at the rear, and the beach to the front.

Client

Private

Budget

Confidential

Status

Under construction

Size

320sqm

Location

Thorpeness, Suffolk

 

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