The house designed by Strom Architects is located in an interesting site, a wooded and sloping area with a view over the Durlston Country Park Nature Reserve in the County of Dorset, UK.
Architect Magnus Strom interpreted the needs of his clients replacing a previous building dating back to 1917 and creating a single-storey building without internal level changes and provided with wide spaces.
The building is composed of a wide central living space, divided by a limited number of pieces of furniture, and displays full-height windows that blend it with the landscape, at the same allowing to enjoy amazing views on the nature reserve. At the ends of the buildings are the bedrooms, whose privacy is ensured by a series of wooden panels. Thanks to the natural slope of the area and the house cantilever, it was possible to create a sheltered undercroft parking area.
The simplicity and plainness of this design became its strength, granting architect Magnus Strom two RIBA awards: the Regional Project Architect of the Year and the RIBA Regional Awards 2017 - South West & Wessex.
Project: Strom Architects http://www.stromarchitects.com/
Landscape design: Ross Allan Designs http://www.rossallandesigns.com/
Location: Dorset, UK
Photos: Martin Gardner Photographer https://martingardner.com/
Images courtesy of RIBA