ACME reinterprets the traditional Kentish oast house as a modern family home

Five tile-clad towers make up this house in southeast England, designed by ACME as a modern interpretation of a hop-drying kiln. Oast houses can be found all over the Kent countryside and today many of them are converted into homes. They would be built with pointed towers, so that hops harvested from the surrounding fields could be […]

Seven unique homes on Dungeness beach

Over the past decade a succession of architects have designed holiday homes among the fisherman’s huts in the shadow of a nuclear power station on Dungeness beach, Kent. Here are seven of the most interesting. Black Rubber Beach House by Simon Conder Associates, 2003 Simon Conder Associates wrapped a fisherman’s hut built in the the […]

Competition: win a three-night stay with five friends at Cabü by the Sea in Kent

In our latest competition, we’re offering one reader and five friends a three-night stay in the Boat House cabin at Cabü by the Sea in Kent. Located in St Mary’s Bay, near Romney Marsh wetlands on the Kent coastline, the timber-frame cabins offer a chance to relax outdoors by the English coast. The winner and […]

Johnson Naylor and MS-DA create Dungeness holiday home on site of radar station

Two dilapidated sheds built in 1961 on the shingle beach of Dungeness in Kent have been replaced with a cosy holiday home by London studios MS-DA and Johnson Naylor. The corrugated metal structure with its interlocking pitched roofs replaces a pair of sheds that were built in the 1960s to test radar equipment. The project […]

Morris + Company encase vaulted wooden restaurant with aluminium arcade

Morris + Company has wrapped a metal arcade around a vaulted timber restaurant pavilion at Wildernesse House, a retirement living scheme in Kent. Raised on a heavy masonry base to deal with its sloping site, the restaurant’s contemporary facade takes visual cues from the arched windows of the adjacent Grade II-listed main house. The pavilion sits within […]

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