Office for Architecture and Interior concepts


Unit 311 WB, Panther House
38 Mount Pleasant
London WC1X 0AN

+44 (0)75 2130 2217


New built house at the coast
2013 / Devon, UK
Project architect, Concept to planning
[for Carl Turner Architects, London, UK]

Development of a design concept from early design stage to planning.
While the principal shape and organisation of the house had already been established it much needed refinement and design clarity to turn it into a more integrated solution. Starting with reducing the design to its most essential inherent parameters it was possible to create a unique and radical yet somehow puristic piece of architecture.

Located on a steep sloping site surrounded by 3 streets the new build house was mainly supposed to not obstruct the direct sea view of the adjacent neighbour and previous owner of the plot. Developed as a single story house it extends wider into the garden and distributes its floor area horizontally to stay as low as possible. In order to comply further with the above mentioned requirements it also steps down with the hill slope creating an internal split level arrangement. Following these parameters based on the tough set of constraints a quite unusual and exciting final shape emerged.

WOL / Design model


A more detailed scale model addressing questions such as cladding, courtyards and window sizes

WOL / Concept model


Small scale mass model showing principal geometry and positioning on the site

WOL / 3d sketches


Early 3d mass model study to evaluate the shapes impact on the site and topography

WOL / Site


Coastal site with sea view

WOL / Location