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The Shingle House Holiday Home by NORD

The Shingle House Vacation home

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The Shingle House Vacation home

The Shingle House is a vacation home designed by Scottish architectural firm NORD for Living Architecture. The holiday house is located on the shingle beach of Dungeness, near Romney Marsh. The beach is classified as a natural reserve and contains many fisherman’s huts, two lighthouses and small station for coastal steam train. The entire beach is a home for invertebrate communities and birds. The house which sleeps up to 8 people is finished in tarred black shingles on outside and in a beautiful palette of concrete and wooden timbers inside.

The Shingle House Holiday home

Living Architecture is the same firm which also runs Balancing Barn we featured earlier in this blog. In designer’s words, “The location of the existing buildings and their material qualities dictated the external envelope of the house. Situated in the distinctive Dungeness landscape, it is important that the building is sensitive to its surroundings and sits comfortably with the local vernacular.

The Shingle House Bedroom with Outdoor view

Designed as a ‘living experience’, the brief required a simple house comprising simple accommodation. The notion of daily ‘rituals’ and the close relationship with nature, are common features of the design approach, which have been used as a tool for organizing and positioning key spaces within the house.”

The Shingle House Modular Kitchen

The Shingle House Dining Table

The Shingle House Staircase

The Shingle House Living Area

The Shingle House in Evening

Image Courtesy: NORD