Black Modern House Consisting of Five Modules Clustered Around a Central Courtyard

Black Modern House Consisting of Five Modules Clustered Around a Central Courtyard

Architects: AR Design Studio
Project: Black Modern House
Location: Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom
Completion: March 2017
Photographer: Martin Gardner

Description by architect: This four bed family house sits in the heart of the Kent countryside surrounded by mature trees and gardens. This black modern house encompasses a mixture of framed and linear views across four carefully sculpted gardens that aim to each capture a piece of the surrounding landscape.

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Inspired by the building and land topography of Dungeness, located on the south Kent coast, this house is a collection of five modules clustered around a central courtyard. The Black House’s rectangular massing was divided into blocks by key site axes, a view from the pool to a large populus tree, and a previous path to the site. Each block is linked to a distinct aspect of the garden, with a final connecting view provided from the roof of a brick tower. These volumes are all connected by the central courtyard, an area of extensive glazing allowing light and fresh air to continually penetrate the house, and provide year round sheltered outdoor space.

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