arpl architects
ARPL Architects

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Beach House, Rhins of Galloway

The site of the cottage is spectacular with the close proximity of the sea, nestling in a south west facing bay towards Ireland. The existing house is however nondescript and fails to fully enjoy its setting.

The proposal here is to provide a glazed space and deck which fully opens the interior of the house to the views and provides a dramatic focus to the existing structure sitting on the beach. A stainless steel roof shelters a timber and glass enclosure with the timber floor further extruded as a deck out over the beach.

Client: Private Client