“The composition is analogously a boat on a rock. It might be described as ‘bucolic brutalism’ – architecture that is both robust and pleasurable. The language of austerity is employed humanely and delivered with wit. The scheme is a model of architectural and environmental adaptation to the severity of the natural forces that this site – indeed all global coastlines – might face in the future.” Architecture Today
A dilapidated flint fisherman’s cottage brought back to life by reinventing the interior and preparing for the possibility of a future rise in sea level.
“The shapes, the spaces, the good Norfolk light, make it airy, calm, welcoming. But living in it, sleeping, cooking, chilling, even entertaining make me realise the sheer thoughtfulness, the meticulous attention to detail, the proportions, the materials, the movement from one space to another, even the good jokes, that make the cottage not just the perfect place to be but also a work of art.” Owner
Winner of the CPRE Norfolk Award. The Campaign To Preserve Rural England annually recognises the contribution of a small number of projects that “protect and enhance the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of the English countryside”
Photography by David Grandorge