British architect Guy Hollaway used rusty steel mesh, silvery larch and grey cement fibreboard to clad this house on Dungeness beach – the only place in Britain officially classified as a desert.
Guy Hollaway's Pobble House is the latest architect-designed addition to the Kent beach, best-known as the former address of the late artist Derek Jarman, but also home to a rubber-clad house by Simon Conder Associates and a tar-coated residence by NORD Architecture.
Named after the Kentish word for pebble, the holiday home was designed for a client with a growing family who, like many, is attracted to the remoteness of the shingle beach and its historic fishing community. "Pobble House forms a beautifully crafted home which seeks to continue Dungeness's curious architectural legacy," said Hollaway.
Photography is by Charles Hosea.