nord architecture: shingle house
 
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nov 28, 2010

nord architecture: shingle house

‘shingle house’ by nord architecture, UK

 

 

 

located on the shingle beach of dungeness, england, the shingle house by the scottish firm nord architecture is the latest resort home in the living architecture series. while the location is more accustomed to small wood fisherman huts, nord architecture created a contemporary structure that still maintains the local archetypes. the home also took inspiration from the landscape, with finishes inspired by the environment. black tar shingles clad the exterior, while grey concrete and warm timbre cover the interior. the home sleeps eight people and is the second completed home for living architecture. the project is a series of rentable holiday homes around the UK built by established and emerging architects.

 

 

 

 

the inspiration for living architecture came from a desire for people to be able to experience what it is like to live, eat and sleep in a space designed by an outstanding architectural practice. whilst there are examples of great modern buildings in britain, they tend to be in places that one passes through (eg. airports, museums, offices), and the few modern houses that exist are almost all in private hands and cannot be visited.

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