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Dune House / JVA

  • 01:00 - 17 October, 2011
Dune House / JVA
Dune House / JVA, © Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Thorpeness, Suffolk, England
  • Architects

    Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL / Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli
  • Collaborating Architect

    Mole Architects Ltd.
  • Client

    Living Architecture
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The house is situated in Thorpeness, England on the Suffolk coast, replacing an existing building at the site. The house is a holiday house for rental and is part of Living Architecture.

Concept
Concept

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.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The ground floor is contrasting 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. While the materiality of the ground floor; concrete, glass, aluminum, relates to the masses of the ground, the upper floor is a construction made of solid wood, cladding stained dark as the existing gables and sheds found in the area.

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Eva · September 09, 2013

Reminds me of the Cube Houses in Rotterdam of Piet Blom

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Studio Skeleton · November 02, 2011

¿Conoces la &#39&#39Dune House&#39&#39? JVA combina el estilo británico con la arquitectura moderna en esta casa flotante. http://t.co/WcUHHXF7

o0 · October 28, 2011

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Laurent de Carniere · October 26, 2011

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Feeney, Inc. · October 22, 2011

What a cool place! Dune House / JVA | @ArchDaily - http://t.co/nEWkwxlg #design #architecture #dunes #weekend

Rob Terpstra · October 20, 2011

Way cool, I want one of these in grand haven on lake Michigan! Dune House / JVA http://t.co/nz14CTpV

Tina Delia · October 20, 2011

#DreamHouseoftheDay: A home on the shore in Suffolk, England that appears to hover above the dunes via @ArchDaily http://t.co/zk0NikUf

Renzo J. Cam · October 20, 2011

Que cute, creo que así será mi casa *o* -> ? CJWHO (Dune House / JVA ~ http://t.co/aOrQb4mr) http://t.co/5gKljncH

patti clauss · October 20, 2011

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west elm · October 20, 2011

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Hon · October 19, 2011

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Eduardo Saldivia · October 18, 2011

El genial Einar Jarmund y esas casas que evocan casas. http://t.co/MTW4LyWB #JVA

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Tom Randle · October 18, 2011

Wouldn&#39t mind living here http://t.co/rbJv0BNX

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gusta · October 17, 2011

i usually don´t like this v-shape and triangle spaces but this 2nd floor plan is very good. great ideia to put a bath tub in every room.

Brad Sutton · October 17, 2011

Agree completely. The house conveys the difference between the two spaces in every way...materiality inside and out, section, plan, window treatment.

Anthony Dann · October 17, 2011

I like it. I think that the sense of whimsy and nostalgia is really appealing in a holiday beach house. Good to have such a separation of living and retiring spaces too.

Jake Groth · October 17, 2011

Such a simple little idea. I think the concept photo is hilarious. IDK how I feel about the 2nd story spaces.

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