El Ray, Dungeness, Kent

The beach house comprised a timber superstructure supported on a ground-bearing reinforced concrete raft.

The timber roof and walls comprised plywood decking and sheathing fixed to STEICO timber I joists and I studs. The glazed elevation facing the beach was formed with two, parallel, 8m span KERTO timber portal frames to allow the sliding/folding glazed doors to open full width. The external walls and roof surfaces were then clad with Itaube planks.


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   Regional Award, 2009 Nominated for the Miles Van Der Rohe European Architecture Award, 2009
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  • Architect Simon Conder Associates
  • Images Paul Smoothy
Plan view of beach house
Constructing the timber frame