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London based practice Guy Hollaway Architects have designed Pobble House. It is located within the Dungeness Estate, a stark and open headland on the Kent and Sussex coast. The Pobble House takes its name from an old Kentish word for pebble. To follow the local building policy that dictates any new building must replace an existing building and must be of similar scale and proportion, the new home is made of three simple forms taken from the original dwelling.
To minimise any impact on the existing natural shingle surface, the Pobble House is set on concrete pillars. The exterior Larch cladding will naturally weather to silver with persistent high wind and salty sea air. Corten steel will rust over the time to form a bright red protective coating. A separate unit house a bedroom is clad in cement fibre board and will not weather.
A large kitchen, dining and living area is located at the southern most section of the house with bespoke log burner and a combination of large format glazing and picture windows giving panoramic views over the spectacular site.
Photographer: Charles Hosea