|[all photos via Matharoo Associates or Architizer]|
Read the architects' statement and see more photos after the jump.
From Matharoo Associates:
A series of strong images formed the inspiration for the design of this house. Its proximity to the sea made the design reminiscent of an aquatic animal or a marooned ship. At the same time it came to resemble the old forts dotted around and off the coast, reverberating with past practices and histories.
Above the heavy stone plinth sits a long glass box, a social and functional space from which to fully enjoy the landscape. The stone ‘plinth’ houses the family, functional and private areas, in a half basement, while still maintaining views of the coast outside.
Every room in the property receives a view of the sea. The seascape which is the dominating feature of the house we exaggerated by bringing the swimming pool through and into the main house, flanking the upper living room: surrounding the inhabitant with water.
Not too shabby for a "weekend house," huh?