Envisioned by Norvegian studio Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects (JVA) in collaboration with Mole Architects, Dune Home is a modern vacation home materialized in a village entitled Suffolk, in the south of Thorpness, England. The project has been completed in 2011, the vacation home being able to accomodate up to nine people at any time during the year, the prices starting from £760 for a 4-night break.
Now regarding the design, the architects had to forge a design that would blend in the surrounding landscape and existing architecture in order to obtain a planning and building permission, the British seaside strip of houses playing a vital role. As a result, the architects have risen a stylized house from the surroundings on a glass story through which the occupants could enjoy uninterrupted views.
As shattering as it is the relation between first floor and second floor in terms of apparel the big surprise resides in another aspect, the functional layout on the respective floors is completely different, breathtaking different, first floor being highly functional, rectangular, fluid while the second one breaks into pieces, all rooms having a very special layout, the most common shape in plan being the rectangle, imagine how different is the layout of a small bedroom design when the shape in plan is a triangle.
The living area is far more ergonomic and functional, apart from the regular, normal plan, those being submerged in the dunes to be protected by strong winds. To further emphasize the surroundings, the corners of the home can be opened with sliding doors.
The design is breathtaking because the upper floor dressed in black relates to the gables and shed founds in the area sitting on a transparent pedestal, appearing to flow on the shoulders of contemporary style, not destroying its origin but emphasizing and making it more powerful, the materialization of the ground floor just highlighting the importance of the upper floor and connecting it to the sacred element, the earth.
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Photo Courtesy to Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects