The Sculptural Serene House
Sculptural Serene House – Replacement of a Detached 1950’s House, Roedean
With breathtaking sea views and expansive skies the clients bought a much neglected 1950’s detached property in Brighton and decided to take the replacement dwelling route.
This job has been one of the most pleasurable recent ventures for ARCH-angels, both in the build process and in their relationship with the client. The manner in which they tackled the project was exemplary. The design of the house is contemporary and draws inspiration from its aspect.
It has a zinc covered asymmetrical butterfly roof with external finishes of coloured render, dark engineering bricks and slate. Crossing the bridge and entering, the visitor is immediately presented with the stunning southerly aspect out to sea with a sculptural staircase framing a dramatic double height hall revealing generous space and panoramic views. A subtle serene air exists throughout the spaces with a fluidity centred around the entrance hall.
A galleried landing overlooks this hall. A balcony runs the width of the south aspect of the house with cinematic views. There is a raised south facing terrace at ground height level and a sunken patio at the lower ground floor.
• Highly insulated timber frame superstructure
• Solar thermal and PV panels
• Under floor heating
• Rainwater harvesting with irrigation to the landscaped garden
• Large areas of south facing glass for passive solar gain
• Brise soleil to remove summer overheating
• Openable roof lights within double height space creating passive stack ventilation
Build Cost: Undisclosed
Photography By: Alistair Nicholls