Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects, one of Norway’s most renowned practices, have designed the Dune House for Living Architecture. The house is located on the southern edge of the village of Thorpeness in England. You can arrange a stay at the Dune House here.
[quote]To get a planning permission it was important to relate to the existing, typical, British seaside strip of houses. The roofscape, the bedroom floor, somehow plays with the formal presence of these buildings, and also brings into mind a romantic remembrance of holidays at bed- and breakfasts while traveling through the UK.
The ground floor is contrasting this by its lack of relationship to the architecture of the top floor. The living area and the terraces are set into the dunes in order to protect it form the strong winds, and opens equally in all directions to allow for wide views. The corners can be opened by sliding doors; this will emphasize the floating appearance of the top floor.[/quote]