Dune Home / Herbst Architects
Textual content description offered by the architects. The location is a big dunescape, carpeted with Muehlenbeckia, which undulates and rolls SW to NE right down to a protracted East Coast seaside. Planning restrictions stipulated a 200m setback from the high-water mark. The transient known as for a essential home with 2 bedrooms and two smaller sleepout constructions.
The qualities of the location are singular: softly undulating land and a really sturdy uninterrupted horizon line drawn by the ocean towards the sky.
Our idea emerges from these two singularities, a easy rectilinear type is sheathed in a lightweight rainscreen of timber battens, the highest fringe of the rainscreen is sharply reduce to introduce a robust horizontal line reflecting the horizon and delineating the constructed type. The underside of the rainscreen is reduce to delicate curves which conceptually mirror the encircling dunes and soften the shape within the panorama. The rainscreen describes a platform onto which the home capabilities are organized.
By way of siting; the buildable space alongside the 200m setback line was in a despair within the dunes, the view of the ocean nonetheless was established to be greatest on the highest that the planning guidelines would enable. With a view to maintain as near the seaside as doable, and to maximise the potential view however keep away from a double storey construction within the panorama, we constructed the constructing on stilts then re-contoured the land round to constructing the deliver the dunes to the brand new ground stage.
The three buildings on the location are linked with boardwalks which float above the Muehlenbeckia and retain the integrity of the dunescape.