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The Shingle House on the shingle beach, Dungeness

The Shingle House on the shingle beach, Dungeness

The Shingle House is sited on one of the most unusual and poetic landscapes in England, on the shingle beach of Dungeness, near Romney Marsh. The vast beach is empty save for a random collection of fisherman's huts (many of them owned by artists, including - most famously - the late film-maker Derek Jarman), two lighthouses, the terminus of a miniature coastal steam train and in the far distance, the dramatic form of a nuclear power station. The entire beach is classified as a nature reserve and is filled with unusual flora and is a haven for a plethora of...

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Simon Conder Associates Timber-clad House, Dungeness beach

Simon Conder Associates Timber-clad House, Dungeness beach

From British studio Simon Conder Associates is a timber-clad house built around a nineteenth-century railway carriage on Dungeness beach in Kent, England. Simon Conder Associates designed El Ray beach house as the summer home for a family, who had previously lived in just the old carriage. "We were asked by our clients to increase the accommodation area by approximately 50 percent and dramatically improve the environmental performance of the house," said Simon Conder. Completed in 2008, the house is located between two other shacks near the Dungeness power station. It features a bell-shaped plan, incorporating a sheltered front terrace and...

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Paul McCartney 'Baby's Request' Camber Sands Music Video

Paul McCartney 'Baby's Request' Camber Sands Music Video

Paul McCartney's 'Baby's Request' may not be one of Sir Paul's finest recordings, but the music video was shot on Camber Sands so its worth a watch. When the moon lays his head on a pillowAnd the stars settle down for a restJust do me one small favor, I beg youPlease play me my baby's requestIt's the song that we heard when we startedNow the birds have all flown from our nestBut you could bring back memories departedBy playing my baby's requestMy baby said that she knows how it goesBut you're the one that really knowsSo go ahead, just one...

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