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Anglesea House

This project is distinguished by the use of a ubiquitous commercial construction method to encase a family holiday house. The use of raw concrete tilt-slab construction produces a building that is robust, and marked by both a financial and architectural economy.

The program of the house is a meditation on the ways in which the holiday house allows for different forms of occupation and everyday habits in comparison to more permanent dwellings.

The looser social and familial relations that are particular to the ‘time’ of the holiday house are accommodated efficiently within an extremely taught plan and section. Together, the tilt-slab and the openness of the program work together in a paradoxical fashion. When occupied the building can be opened out to the seaside environment through a series of doors which breach the shell. When not occupied the building becomes an uncommonly neat box.

Anglesea House

Completed 2001