Salt House Design by Alison Brooks Architect
The Salt House is a beach house at the end of a row of timber-boarded fishermen’s houses overlooking the sea. Constructed as a weekend retreat and future home to retire for the owners, Salt House carries forward the Modernist tradition of the experimental ‘beach house’ as a vehicle to explore new architectural possibilities- site specific yet containing the potential for wider application.
The form and geometry of the house re-interprets the local vernacular of hipped roof, bay windowed cottages. The facade ‘bends’ so that the entire north and south facing facades effectively become ‘bay windows’, maximizing sea views to the north and passive solar gain from the south. This allows two stories of column free interior space, corner windows, and a huge central rooflight opening, which doubles as a ring beam. cubeme