Shingle House

Shingle House

Shingle House is one of six specially commissioned dwellings for ‘Living Architecture’, a social enterprise launched by writer Alain de Botton which offers holiday homes for rent in some of the most beautiful landscapes of the UK.

Shingle House is one of six specially commissioned dwellings for ‘Living Architecture’, a social enterprise launched by writer Alain de Botton which offers holiday homes for rent in some of the most beautiful landscapes of the UK. The homes have been designed by a number of eminent architects. Shingle House, designed by the award-winning Glasgow-based practice Nord Architecture, is set in the bleak and mysterious landscape of Dungeness, Kent. Dungeness beach, all 1,600 hectares of it, is the largest shingle beach in Europe. The shingle, said to be three miles deep, has created a unique ecology of grasses and shingle plants and is of international conservation importance. Its architectural character is also unique; in the harsh, desert-like landscape lurks the looming mass of Dungeness B nuclear power station, together with some scattered fisherman’s huts and weekend cottages, traditionally clad with black-tarred timber.

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