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' morphing into

the surrounding beachscape,

 the form  becomes

a manufactured

rock within the

dunes'

An open and wind swept site between the Irish Sea and Black Combe set in the Lake District National Park. The site has stunning panoramic views over the  topography of the Lake District. 

Erosion is a concept for a purpose built café & beach facility on Silecroft Beach. The concept of natural erosion inspired our design, set in the stunning landscape of the Lake District. Our aim was to morph with surrounding beachscape, for the building become a rock within the dunes. 

The exterior and interior walls are made from wire gabions, filled with pebbles and rocks from the beach. The layering of these sediments creating a vernacular which acts as camouflage. The facetted form is planted with dune loving plants, at the rear of the building the entrance is set within a stepped canyon which form a protective shelter to the prevailing weather. 

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