- March 14, 2019
Planning for a house on the cliffs of Portpatrick, which was home to a World War II radio station, had originally been refused due to interrupting the Rhinns coastal Regional Scenic Area.
But our client, Andy Stakes, was set on creating a home in the place in which he’d fallen in love. His solution was to complete bury the building within the landscape to hide it from passers-by on the land side, while creating a floor-to-ceiling glass wall to frame the stunning view of the ocean from the cliff side. We designed the building’s structure including foundations, retaining wall and steel frame, ensuring that the building was watertight and that the ground didn’t swallow it up.
And you can read more about it in the awards entry here – https://gia.org.uk/2019-submissions-residential
Photography – https://www.douglasgibb.co.uk/humannature