South Street, Lewes, United Kingdom. Architect: Sandy Rendel Architects, 2016.
|:||Exterior view of west facade with cliffs and river. South Street, Lewes, United Kingdom. Architect: Sandy Rendel Architects, 2016.|
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|:||South Street, Lewes, United Kingdom. Architect: Sandy Rendel Architects, 2016.|
|:||Sandy Rendel Architects|
|:||This four bedroom house sits on a prominent brownfield site in the South Downs National Park on the banks of the River Ouse. Built off the roughcast concrete river wall, it enjoys expansive views to the south and west over the river and its low-lying flood plain. Behind the chalk face of Cliffe Hill rises steeply to provide an imposing backdrop. The distorted vernacular form orientates the interior towards the key views and provides sheltered external pockets around the building to buffer the sound of the adjacent road. Its scale is broken down by carving away the ridge and by adding two single storey elements on the roadside. These frame a new entrance courtyard and reflect the grain of adjoining building fabric that abuts the pavement line. A simple palette of materials emphasises the building's form. Above, walls and roof are clad in a continuous skin of Cor Ten steel, which will self-weather to a striking ochre colour.|
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