Coastal conditions

Christopher Platt, Alan Pert, Gordon Murray

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Abstract

Houses are fascinating because they seem to occupy a pivotal position in the spectrum of human construction. They are, perhaps, located right on the watershed between what is generally understood as ‘architecture’ and what is considered as just ‘building’. They allow us to probe the very definition of what architecture is perceived to be. Using the typology of the dwelling - and three examples from three architectural practices - we examine differing responses to context, climate and the vernacular, documenting and evaluating commonalities and differentials in design approaches. The examples are a holiday home in Dungeness by NORD, an artists’ residence and studio on Loch Fyne by GMA and a house on the Isle of Lewis by studioKAP.
LanguageEnglish
Pages312-326
Number of pages15
JournalARQ - Architectural Research Quarterly
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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  • architecture
  • coastal
  • coastal conditions

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Platt, Christopher ; Pert, Alan ; Murray, Gordon. / Coastal conditions. In: ARQ - Architectural Research Quarterly. 2011 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 312-326.
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Coastal conditions. / Platt, Christopher; Pert, Alan; Murray, Gordon.

In: ARQ - Architectural Research Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 4, 12.2011, p. 312-326.

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