Three distinct buildings were positioned to form a private sunny courtyard protected from the wind while still maintaining views to the sea. The main kitchen, dining, living is a public pavilion – a tent-like structure which can be opened up one or two sides depending on weather conditions. An accommodation block behind looks over and through. Children’s bunkrooms open to double-height living. Adult bedrooms above are withdrawn but open up to connect to the courtyard below. A third building, which supports a covered-way linking all three, houses a bathroom, laundry & storage for beach ‘toys’.
This distinction of space has successfully produced a quiet retreat accommodating varying sleeping patterns of a large group, flexibility of use and weather conditions, and the supreme area being the dramatically proportioned courtyard which is quite magical at night-time.
Materials have been utilised for their low maintenance and to articulate the different functions.
This has become a very popular short-term rental.