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Black-stained timber cabins offer a dramatic contrast against England’s only desert landscape

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 10, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Jan 07, 2016

The decision to break the home up into a cluster of connected cabins was partly inspired by the local vernacular of fisherman huts, pitched roofs, and weather-beaten facades. In order to minimize impact on the landscape, the architects let the seemingly random locations of the existing buildings dictate the placement of the North Vat’s three cabins. The new buildings are clad in vertical strips of black-stained larch to echo the aesthetic of similar black timber structures found in Dungeness. Glass-enclosed...






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