At one with the dramatic landscape of the White Cliffs
Tonkin Liu for private client
Contract value: Confidential
With thick undulating walls, the house feels as though it has grown from the hill and is at one with the dramatic landscape of the White Cliffs.
The plan, while modest in scale, describes a journey as you move through each floor with framed views that pull the landscape into the house. The orthogonal central walls do not meet the undulating external wall, so you are able to weave through them as if skirting the side of a cliff face. As you reach the end of this spatial sequence and turn the corner, there is a space where you can shelter from the weather (sea mist on the day the jury visited).
Upstairs, the plan continues as an enfilade suite of bedrooms. Each has a balcony no wider than half a metre. The interior detailing is beautiful and meticulous. As you move through the plan you discover everywhere new space relations, shifting axes and carefully considered interruptions that lead the eye into another direction.