Admiralty House 'The West Wing'

db architecture, Sandgate, 2014

 

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A self-contained guest bedroom suite including main bedroom, bunk bedroom and bathroom along with external balcony

Admiralty House sits within the Sandgate conservation area. Fronting Sandgate High Street and backing onto Sandgate promenade it enjoys views of the English Channel.

The extension sits on top of a flat roofed rendered structure that was built as a flare store.

The envelope of the flare store had a specific function to direct not contain any explosion - the deep heavy walls offering protection against the hazardous contents, the roof light weight and timber was designed to allow the energy of any explosion to exit the structure.

The proposal wanted to express this by creating the appearance of a light timber box that sits a top a heavy structure below. Vertical timber slats conceal the rubber skin that wraps and seals the complete envelope of the new structure.

Data

  • Begun: Mar 2014
  • Completed: Nov 2014
  • Floor area: 40m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £70,570
  • Funding: Client
  • Address: Admiralty House , 127 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, CT20 3BZ, United Kingdom

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