Courtesy of Simon Conder

Kent Beach House 2 by Simon Conder Associates

Named ‘EI Ray’, this arc-type pavilion is a new two bedroom family house on Dungeness Beach in Kent.

Architects: Simon Conder + Pippa Smith / Simon Conder Associates
Location: Kent, England, United Kingdom
Photography: Chris Gascoigne, Paul Smoothy

Courtesy of Simon Conder
Courtesy of Simon Conder
Courtesy of Simon Conder
Courtesy of Simon Conder
© Paul Smoothy
© Paul Smoothy
© Chris Gascoigne
© Chris Gascoigne
© Paul Smoothy
© Paul Smoothy

From the architects:

Dungeness beach in Kent is a classic example of ‘Non Plan’ and the houses that populate the beach have developed through improvisation and bodge. This scheme develops this tradition in a way that responds to the drama and harshness of the landscape.

The new house incorporates a 19th century railway carriage that formed the basis of the original much smaller house. It forms the centrepoint of the main living area and accommodates the kitchen.

A fully glazed southern elevation gives views out over the channel and a series of smaller slot windows on the other elevations give focused views of the adjacent lighthouse, coastguard station and nuclear power station……

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