The Dune house is located in Thorpeness, Suffolk, England and it was designed by Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter.The house replaces an existing building and it is planned to be a holiday house that will enable renting. The design had to fit the pattern of the area-the typical British seaside row of houses-this was necessary in order to get a planning permission.
The style of the house is lovely: the bedroom floor, the roofscape have a touch of formal while the overall structure reminds us of the romantic holidays with bed-and-breakfast that can be found in the entire UK. The house is called the Dune house because the living area and the terraces are fixed into the dunes so they stay protected from the strong winds that are so typical for this area.
The living area opens in all directions so that the view is overwhelming. Sliding doors allow access to the corners and this highlights the fact that the top floor seems to be hovering. The ground floor is in opposition with the top floor when it comes to the architectural style.
Why is that? Well the answer is simple, the ground floor is made of glass, concrete, and aluminum while the upper floor is made of totally different materials like cladding stained dark, solid, resistant wood –if the combination seems familiar, you aren’t wrong, this combination can be observed in the local gables and sheds.