The Dune House is not your traditional cottage. The design of its two levels is in exact opposite. Bedrooms in the second level reflect the shape of traditional British country houses while the ground floor is extensively glazed and consists of a large common room.
The Dune House was built by Jarmund and Vigsnæs architects for Living Architecture in England. Living Architecture is renting out vacation homes for ‘Holidays in modern architecture’. To get a planning permission it was important to relate to the existing, typical, British seaside strip of houses. The roofscape, the bedroom floor, somehow plays with the formal presence of these buildings, and while the ground floor is contrasting this by its lack of relationship to the architecture of the top floor. This architectural ambiguity of the house also addresses the programmatic difference between the private upper floor and the social ground floor. The living area and the terraces are set into the dunes in order to protect it form the strong winds, and opens equally in all directions to allow for wide views.