Two Cottages, Eastcliff

This project sees the construction of two small houses €Šoverlooking the sea in Porthtowan, Cornwall.

Whilst the primary structure of the buildings comprises dense masonry and concrete perimeter walls and floors, to achieve thermal mass; the super-insulated facades are clad in timber, possibly harnessing the striking burnt-timber visual effect of ‘Thermowood’. A narrow terrace to the front of each house utilises slatted timber floors, supported off an exposed timber frame. This two-storey frame is  constructed in a durable hardwood, generating an elegant and uncluttered front elevation.




South West Excellence in Architecture Award Winner, 2012

  • Project Cost £1 million
  • Architect Simon Conder Associates
  • Images Paul Smoothy