The Kench

John Young, MELOY architects, Hayling Island, 2013

 

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Holiday home on the Kench, a small tidal inlet off Langstone Harbour enclosed by a spit of land at the west end of Hayling Island

Working within the constraints of residents’ association rules that stipulate a maximum permissible area of 70m², the status of the Kench as a nature reserve and the site’s flood risk designation, we created a structure that ‘floats’ above ground level with ramp access to an external deck.

An open plan living area and integral kitchen are orientated towards harbour views and a full-height glass wall can be folded away to encourage outdoor living. Two bedrooms at the rear wrap around the bathroom and also enjoy seaward views. A generous roof overhang provides protection from summer sun.

Detailed to be used as a holiday home, each component is selected to minimise ongoing maintenance.

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  • Completed: Jan 2013
  • Floor area: 66m2
  • Sector: House
  • Address: The Kench, Hayling Island, United Kingdom

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