Private House, Pett Level

Private House, Pett Level

Scheme name: Private House
Practice: Nick Evans Architects
Client: Private
Photograph: Jim Stephenson

This simple modern house has sea or rural views through 360 degrees. A high proportion of the walls and roof are glazed in order to maximise the view. Within a carefully controlled geometry subdivides the house into clearly legible activity zones and the glazing produces fascinating shadow-play throughout the house. In turn the house is highly insulated, and wherever possible, sustainable resources and renewable energy systems have been incorporated.

The architect has designed it as an assembly of small components, which were easy for the small local builder to handle with only restricted access site,